SINGAPORE — The Certis Cisco officer who kicked a speeding personal mobility device (PMD) rider and caused him to fall off the device in Bedok Reservoir during enforcement duty has been suspended, the security services firm said.
In a statement on Wednesday (11 December), Certis Cisco also said that a disciplinary inquiry will be conducted for the incident that happened on Tuesday, and that it is assisting in police investigations.
“Certis has a zero-tolerance policy against rash acts and will not hesitate to take stern action against officers who are found to be in breach of protocol,” the firm said.
Certis Cisco said two of its auxiliary police officers were carrying out enforcement duties along Bedok Reservoir Road and Bedok Reservoir View when they encountered the rider who “endangered public safety by riding on the road at high speed”. The rider ignored “repeated instructions” from the officers to stop.
A Certis Cisco officer who was stationed at the next junction resorted to kicking the device when the rider refused to stop.
The rider suffered abrasions on his right elbow and right knee and paramedics at the scene attended to him.
The officer, who was also injured, was treated at the site before going to a hospital for further medical assistance.
A video of the incident has been posted on various Facebook pages.
According to enforcement protocols, the officers were required to note down the appearance of the escaping PMD rider as accurately as possible, and file a report with the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
In response to media enquiries, an LTA spokesperson said, “Certis is contracted by LTA to carry out enforcement. LTA does not condone any behaviour that deviates from the established rules of engagement”.
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