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Holness responds to reports of 'no disciplinary proceedings' against some senior cops

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 1:25 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has responded to a report this week that there has been no disciplinary proceedings against 138 senior police officers accused of various offences over the past seven years.

According to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the 138 officers were named in 97 cases submitted to the Police Service Commission and the Office of the Police Commissioner since its inception in 2010.

However, in its April to June quarterly report tabled in Parliament, INDECOM says to date no disciplinary hearings have commenced in any of the cases and there has been no response to its recommendations.

In a statement yesterday, the Office of the Prime Minister said Holness has instructed the Commissioner of Police to disaggregate the data and provide a report as to whether these incidents occurred in the course of legitimate police action.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, the concerns by INDECOM were discussed during a meeting of the National Security Council this week.