COMPOL Says ACP Vidal Showing Encouraging Signs After Stroke

And, the man that mother might want to blame was the police department's "tip of the spear" on this pre dawn operation. That's the operation's commander Assistant Commissioner Marco Vidal. He led the operation at 3:00 in the morning but by 6:00 in the evening, he was hospitalised with a serious stroke and a brain bleed. The 50 year old Vidal was audibly slurred when he spoke at a press conference on Tuesday evening, and the Commissioner himself took the senior cop to the hospital immediately after.

We got an update from COMPOL Williams today:

Chester Williams - Commissioner of Police

"Mr. Vidal is a very determined individual. I'm sure that he's going to come back and he's going to be well and be able to function as a police officer. I was with him this morning and he's in very good spirit, he's walking around. In our briefing with the doctor yesterday, the doctor said that his condition has improved significantly and so, he's well on his way to recovery. In the meantime, I am going to oversee operations and I also have Mr. Broaster who is the national head of operations, so it will be between myself and Mr. Broaster in the interim and then we see how long Mr. Vidal is going to be off for. It is going to be for an extended period, then I might well look at finding someone to put there temporarily until he returns."

Vidal has reportedly had a mild stroke before.

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