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Notice wants Political Ombudsman to probe incident in which he was shot

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 1:00 AMEdmond Campbell
Raymoth Notice

Former Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr Raymoth Notice, says he welcomes an investigation from the Office of the Political Ombudsman into an incident, last December, in which he was shot three times by criminals outside house in Bog Walk,

St Catherine.

"I would be willing to cooperate with an investigation or requesting an investigation into the matter," Notice told The Gleaner.

In a Sunday Gleaner story, Notice had indicated that he

felt targeted ever since he placed on record, to the Jamaica Labour Party, evidence-based concerns of corrupt political

elements being foisted on the

people despite their known transgressions.

Notice had indicated that his attackers were not motivated by ordinary criminality but that it had some political component.

Gathering information

Yesterday, Political Ombuds-man Donna Parchment Brown said that she had started to gather information to determine if it was necessary for her office to probe the incident.

She told The Gleaner that her office was conducting research to determine whether it would be appropriate to conduct an investigation into the matter.

"I certainly need to make a decision very shortly on the matter," she said.

Parchment Brown contended that while, on the face of it, the incident does not appear to involve opposing political parties, it has had an impact on the public.

She is making plans to schedule a formal meeting with Notice to get details about what occurred. Parchment Brown said based on those discussions it is likely that she would seek to interview other persons in relation to the incident.

"I do have a detective sergeant in the relevant division who would be able to also do some investigation on his own and advise me of that."

Two men have been charged with robbery with aggravation, wounding with intent, and illegal possession of a firearm in relation to the attack on Notice.

edmond.campbell@gleanerjm.com