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Public Defender demands more answers from Commish about Tivoli report

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 10:20 AM
Harrison Henry: The Commissioner should explain his expectation of the Police Service Commission to which he has sent the report of the JCF administrative review panel.

The Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is demanding more answers from Police Commissioner George Quallo about the controversial Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) administrative review of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

The commissioner has now said he has sent to the Police Service Commission (PSC), the report of the administrative review panel.

The Commissioner also now says he accepts the findings of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

Earlier, the Commissioner was backing the administrative review panel which had cleared five cops who were called out for wrongdoing in the Enquiry report. 


 

The move was rejected by the Cabinet and civil society groups like Jamaicans for Justice.

The Enquiry had recommended that the five cops cited, should never again lead any police operation.

But following a meeting with the National Security Minister Robert Montague, Commissioner Quallo said the police and the government are at one.

That, however has not satisfied Mrs Harrison Henry.

She says the Commissioner should explain his expectation of the PSC to which he has sent the report of the JCF administrative review panel.

 

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry

Harrison Henry has also taken issue with Quallo's claim that the five cops cited in the Tivoli report no longer have operational responsibilities.

 

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry

Assistant Commissioner Winchroy Budhoo, one of the five officer cited, died earlier this year.

The others have been reassigned to area command and other portfolios.