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DPP must have no strings attached

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

DPP must have no strings attached


My favourite columnist, Daniel Thwaites, must be kidding by advocating, in his column 'You must be Kentucky Kidding me' (Sunday Gleaner, November 16, 2014), the removal of "complete insulation" of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The DPP must be unencumbered to prosecute a case how her office sees fit, without paying undue deference to any other force.

For sure, police abuse and impunity must be stamped out. But this should be addressed by giving INDECOM more coercive power over the police and/or by strengthening the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.