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West Kingston Enquiry: INDECOM boss defends body’s role

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 4:31 PM
Terrence Williams

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has again been forced to defend its standing at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry now underway in downtown Kingston.

INDECOM commissioner Terrence Williams was forced to defend the oversight body’s role after the lawyer appearing for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Debra Martin objected to demands about the location of members of the security forces while they battled gunmen in Tivoli Gardens in 2010.

 

Lawyer for the police Debra Martin

The lawyer for the Jamaica Defence Force, Linton Gordon, attacked INDECOM for what he calls unburdening its responsibilities on members of the forces.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the enquiry, Sir David Simmons has ordered that a firearm registry be submitted by the police by June 15.

 

Chairman of the Tivoli Enquiry, Sir David Simmons