Post Accusing Officer Of Manhandling Woman At AMK Hub is “Not True”, Says SPF


Singapore police has responded to the claims made by an Instagram account, where it was mentioned that the police officers have manhandled a 55-year-old woman at AMK Hub on Wednesday (Dec 22).

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has responded to the post and claims made by the Instagram account said they are “Categorically Untrue”.

Claims made by Instagram account :


In video, the woman can be seen sitting on the ground “crying and shouting loudly, asking for help” as some officers were seen holding her. One officer can be seen telling her to calm down and saying “we are here to help you”.

In a press release by SPF on Thursday, the police said that the officers had responded to an incident at 9.19am on Wednesday where a woman had repeatedly refused to put on a mask in a public place.

When the police officers arrived, the officers were informed that the woman had allegedly refused to wear a mask when she was in the supermarket. Despite repeated reminders by the supermarket staff, the woman continued to refuse to wear a mask and was purportedly shouting in the supermarket.

Advised Her To Wear Mask :

The officers subsequently spotted the woman at the Ang Mo Kio bus interchange and advised her to wear a mask. Despite the officers’ continued and repeated advice for her to wear a mask, the woman refused to comply, and spoke to officers in a hostile manner. Officers offered the woman a mask as well, but she refused to accept it. The woman then started shouting loudly, and attempted to walk away.

The officers had engaged the woman for more than 15 minutes before arresting her as her conduct posed a risk to herself and to public health.

During the arrest, the officers supported the woman to the ground as she was resisting arrest and appeared to want to sit down. The woman was later referred to the Institute of Mental Health for assessment, the police added.

Be Responsible Before Sharing Any Information Online :

The Police urged members of the public to be responsible when posting or sharing any information online, and not spread unverified information or misrepresentations on any incident. The Police take a serious view of such malicious and false allegations, and the authorities are looking into the circulation of the falsehood.

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