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Police High Command refutes claims by ex-cop (Full statement)

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 11:45 AM

The following is a full statement from the Police High Command on comments made by a former policeman about the conduct of senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force: 

The Police High Command is refuting claims by an ex member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Tyrone Brown,who posted a video on Social Media making allegations against two senior officers of the Force regarding unprofessional conduct and their association with persons of ill-repute.

The high command is describing Mr Brown’s assertions as false, malicious, and libellous.  All the members named have since instructed their attorneys to institute civil action against him.

Mr. Brown was involved with other policemen in an incident that took place in Clarendon in 2004.  He struck a deal with investigators and became a witness for the prosecution, as a result of which, he was placed on the Witness Protection Programme and relocated to a Caribbean country. His family was also relocated at the expense of the Government of Jamaica.

The cases were tried and the members were acquitted of the offence of Murder and later reinstated in the Force.  Following the acquittal Mr. Brown applied to be released from the Witness Protection Programme in 2011.  A threat assessment indicated that he was at low risk of harm and it was recommended that he resumed his duties in the JCF.  He signed the official release document and was officially weaned from the Witness Protection Programme in January 2012.

Although Mr Brown was weaned from the Witness Protection Programme in 2012, he remained on the JCF’s payroll until his dismissal from the Force in 2014, when he refused the  directive to apply for re-enlistment and to make himself available for a medical examination in keeping with the Police Service Regulations.  It is to be noted that several steps were made to locate him and to have him resume duties and complete the process and he blatantly refused.  This left the JCF with no other option but to dismiss him from the Force for Declining to Re-enlist.

The records revealed that Tyrone Brown was never a member of the Kingston Eastern Division, neither was he a part of any of any of the police operations he referenced in the video.