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Judicial Service Commission considering RM's decision to jail policewoman

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 6:22 PM

An incident in which a policewoman was ordered jailed by a resident magistrate earlier this year is now before the Judicial Service Commission.

On February 2, the Senior Resident Magistrate reportedly ordered that a Woman Corporal of the St Ann Police Division be placed in the holding area of the Brown’s Town RM Court for alleged Contempt of Court.

At the time, the Jamaica Police Federation had claimed the Woman Corporal was placed in the holding area where three male prisoners were being held.

It claimed the Woman Corporal was groped by one of the male prisoners while in her uniform.

The Woman Corporal reportedly collapsed and had to be rushed for medical examination and treatment at a private medical facility.

The incident had caused unrest among police personnel.

A release from the Court Management Services today said the matter was placed before the Judicial Service Commission on May 14.

It says an update was supplied to the police federation and the matter is to be further considered at the Commission’s next meeting later this month.