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Strong police presence on Windward Rd

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 4:15 PM

The police are now maintaining a strong presence on Windward Road in the vicinity of Oliver Road in east Kingston as angry residents protest against the arrest of two men in the community this morning.

Already angry over the fatal shooting of three family members and friends by gunmen Wednesday, the residents from Oliver Road, St John’s Road and Harbour Road in Rockfort, now claim that they are being targeted by the police.

According to the residents, early this morning members of a police party accosted a brother of one of the three murdered men and took him into custody.

One irate resident claims that the police are being heavy-handed in how they treat men in the community.


an irate resident from the Rockfort community

An officer from the East Kingston Police Division later told the Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre that the men were held by police from outside the division.

He said the police will remain in the area to prevent the residents from remounting blockades on Windward Road, which is one of the main routes to the Norman Manley International Airport.