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Police Federation spends $58 million on legal fees

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 11:03 PM

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, has revealed that it spent $58 million on legal fees last financial year.

This was disclosed by the Federation's general secretary, Detective Corporal Carol Chisholm, at its annual general meeting in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday.

For his part, National Security Minister Peter Bunting said it was important that law abiding members of the JCF receive the necessary legal support.

Bunting revealed the government had allocated $20 million to the Federation's legal defence fund.

He said he intervened after concerns were raised by the Federation.

Bunting said the Government would continue to support the fund.