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CAPI's Dennis Meadows says Deane's death is not about Ganja

Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 9:34 AM
Dennis Meadows - File

Karlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Co-convenor of Citizens Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) Dennis Meadows is insisting that Deane's death is not about marijuana.




The CAPI Co-convenor says the government has consistently failed to ensure that the police protect and respect the rights of Jamaicans.



So while welcoming the steps which have been taken thus far by the government and the police high command, Meadows says there is still a long way to go.



Meadows is also skeptical about whether new arrangements for the care and protection of persons in police custody will yield positive results.



He says the government has always had policies, however, they are routinely ignored.



CAPI is one of several groups which has decried Deane’s killing.



Yesterday, the group and over 500 persons staged a peaceful protest at the Barnett Street police Station in St James, where Deane was brutally beaten last week.



Two inmates were charged for Deane's murder on Friday.



They're to appear at the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court later today.



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