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Police complete investigation into video-recorded arrest of woman

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 9:36 AM

The Inspectorate of Constabulary says its investigation into the video-recorded arrest of a woman by three members of the police force has been completed and the matter referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Inspectorate had launched a probe after the video went viral.

It showed policemen kneeling on a woman's abdomen and grabbing her by the hair in an effort to arrest her.

Head of the JCF's Inspectorate Ray Palmer told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the matter is now before the DPP, who will decide on how to proceed with the case.

The police had confirmed that a corporal and two constables from the Half-Way Tree police were involved in the incident.

Palmer says all three policemen remain on frontline duty.

The police had appealed to witnesses, several of whom can be seen on the video, to give statements to them.

The person who recorded the incident was also asked to report to the police for questioning.

However, Palmer says the individual is yet to make contact with the police.