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JCF and INDECOM close to resolving differences - Commissioner Williams

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 8:10 AM

The Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are close to resolving their differences.

He was speaking after a meeting yesterday with Commissioner of INDECOM Terrence Williams and Minister of National Security Robert Montague.

The meeting was held amid public concerns about the fractious relationship between the police and the oversight body.

Some cops assigned to frontline duties have indicated that they will no longer engage criminals as they fear being prosecuted by INDECOM.

As a result of the impasse between the two state entities, a memorandum of understanding was developed to guide their interaction, but it remains unsigned.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre, the Police Commissioner declined to divulge details of the meeting, but acknowledged that the discussions covered areas of concern to both organisations.


Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams

Williams called it a good meeting and said both sides were able to sort through some of the areas on which they disagreed.