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Montague defends Police Commissioner

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 3:17 PM
National Security Minister Robert Montague urged those who do not wish the commissioner to succeed in the fight against crime to come and see him.

National Security Minister Robert Montague says there appears to be an attempt to embarrass Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams.

He was speaking in relation to a post on former security minister Dwight Nelson's Facebook page yesterday.

In that post, Nelson named a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who he alleges to be a Labourite, and blamed him for the removal of his security detail.

READ: My security detail was removed without notice, says former Security Minister

In responding to the post, Montague said he had made checks in relation to the matter.

He assured the former minister that the officer in question was not responsible for the removal of the security detail.

According to Montague, the handling of Nelson's security detail and the opening of Parliament last week point to a possible attempt to shame Dr Williams.

He said barriers for crowd control were placed right alongside Gordon House at last week's opening of Parliament.

However, the minister said there should be no gathering within 200 yards of Gordon House. 

There were several reports of raucous supporters who hurled insults at several members of parliament and at least one journalist was reportedly threatened with physical violence.

The Security Minister used the medium to commend the police commissioner and the Police High Command for their professionalism. 

He urged those who do not wish the commissioner to succeed in the fight against crime to come and see him.

He said he is willing to discuss any issues or problems.