Assistant Commish attempts to address preventative detention concerns
Head of the Police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Assistant Commission of Police, Ealan Powell, has reiterated that the police do not intend to use preventative detention to hold persons in custody for extended periods.
The police announced the use of the measure in response to the increase in domestic violence across the country.
Addressing reporters at a Gleaner Editor’s forum this morning, ACP Powell said not all persons involved domestic disputes will be taken into custody.
He said he understands the concern many Jamaicans have about the measure and sought to assure that preventative detention will be use to quash potentially violent situations.
Meanwhile, ACP Powell disclosed that three police lock-ups are currently being refurbished and are scheduled to be completed this week.