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Constant rotation of senior cops disrupts investigative capabilities, says attorney

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:58 PM
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Constitutional attorney Dr Lloyd Barnett says he's not in favour of the constant rotation of senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Speaking on Independent Talk this morning, Barnett said the rotation of senior cops disrupts the intelligence gathering capabilities of crime fighters.


Constitutional attorney, Dr Lloyd Barnett

He says the regular rotation of police personnel may be why he doesn't see evidence of investigation of cases that come to courts being intelligence driven.

The noted constitutional attorney acknowledged that corruption among police personnel may be one reason for the rotations but he said it doesn't promote efficiency.

PHOTO: Barnett

Just last week Police Commissioner George Quallo announced the transfer of 22 senior cops.

Among those who have been shifted are Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Clifford Chambers, who has been reassigned from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Division to the Area Three Headquarters.

READ: FULL LIST ... 22 Senior Police Officers To Be Transferred August 2

He has been replaced at CTOC by ACP Fitz Bailey, who was transferred from the Area Two Headquarters.

ACP Ealan Powell has been transferred from the Criminal Investigative Branch (CIB) to the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC).