Deputy Police Commissioner denies HRCM’s “emotionally charged” claims

Deputy Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed has denied the claims of the Human Rights Commission (HRMC) that officers were “emotionally charged” on February 8.

The commission’s report described interviews with “senior officers” which suggested that “a large number of civilians were injured by police officers…because individual police officers were too emotionally charged at the time.”

Waheed reportedly told Sun Online that he didn’t believe the police had “ever acted out in emotion”.

“We will never be emotional; it is not a word in our vocabulary,” he said.