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Woman corporal reportedly groped in uniform by male prisoner, collapses

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 4:33 PM

The Jamaica Police Federation is reporting that a woman corporal in St Ann collapsed today after she was groped while in uniform by a male prisoner in a police holding area at the Brown's Town Resident Magistrate's Court.



The Federation says the corporal was placed in the holding area on the order Senior Resident Magistrate Andrea Thomas on a charge of contempt of court.



"The Woman Corporal was placed in the holding area where three male prisoners were being held," a Federation spokesperson said in a statement issued a short while ago.



The spokesperson said the cop was also grasped at by one of the male prisoners.



She is reported to have subsequently collapsed and had to be rushed for medical examination and treatment at a private medical facility.



The Federation says it is extremely concerned about the legality and propriety of the actions of Senior Magistrate who ordered that the cop be placed in custody at the holding area of the Brown’s Town RM Court.



"The members of the St Ann Division are extremely traumatized, restive and concerned at this time," the spokesperson said.



The Police Federation says it intends to seek legal advice on the matter.



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