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In support of INDECOM and professional policing

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

We, the individual citizens and groups listed below, wish to publicly affirm our full support for INDECOM and the purpose for which it was established.

We stand in support of professionals in the police force who carry out their duties without fear or favour and within the confines of all applicable laws.

We recognise INDECOM as an independent means of assuring adherence to such professionalism and lawful conduct in the police force and of ensuring that there is good evidence to bring any unlawful actions before the courts.

No individual citizen or group should be able to operate above the law.

While no institution should be beyond constructive evaluation and critique, it is worrisome that the investigative role of INDECOM should be given as an excuse for low police morale and be viewed as a hindrance to policing in Jamaica.

If Jamaica is to achieve its Vision 2030, it will require everyone to be held to the same standards of fairness, justice, and the rule of law and to be accountable for their actions.

INDECOM plays an important role in this process.

Carol Narcisse

Horace Levy

Susan Goffe

Jeanette Calder

Joan Grant-Cummings

Hilary Nicholson

Diana McCaulay

Carolyn Gomes

Linnette Vassell

Judith Wedderburn

Jamaicans for Justice

JFLAG

Jamaica Youth Advocacy

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