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INDECOM and police groups court battle to be rescheduled

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM

A new date is to be set for the hearing of an appeal brought by four police groups against the decision of a lower court affirming that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has the power to arrest members of the security forces. 

The case was expected to start this morning. 

However, one of the lawyers in the matter is reportedly ill. 

The Jamaica Police Federation, the Police Officers’ Association, the Special Constabulary Force Association and the United District Constables Association have argued that the decision has serious operational and constitutional implications and must be challenged at the highest level.

In July 2013, the Constitutional Court ruled that INDECOM had the power under common law and its governing act, to arrest members of the security forces.