Police are being urged to investigate the reported harassment and intimidation of a watchman by three members of the search party that was looking for missing Caucasian woman Karen Harris last weekend.
The call has come from Pan-Africanist David Denny who also insisted that charges should be brought against the trio.
David Sam, the watchman at Buttals Plantation in St George, alleged that he was on the job last Friday night when he was aggressively approached and pursued by the Caucasian men, questioned about his identity and his reason for being on the property.
Sam said he ran through the cane field because he was afraid of what they might do to him, since he had no idea
why they were pursuing him.
He only later discovered that the men were looking for Harris, who was subsequently found safe, about 24 hours after she left home.
“I am a bit disappointed in the way the Royal Barbados Police Force handled this matter,” Denny told Barbados TODAY.
“I think that if three white men can go and harass watchman David Sam and no charges have been brought against them, it tells me that something is wrong within our society. If three black men had harassed a white man, by now the police would have investigated the matter and if there was enough evidence against the black men, charges would have been brought against them.”
Social activist and community practitioner Hamilton Lashley yesterday called for an apology to be issued to Sam.