Tue | Nov 21, 2017

Judge didn't issue order for mother to be arrested

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 9:13 AM

Court Management Services has moved swiftly to dismiss claims a Trelawny mother who had gone to report the alleged assault of her son was arrested on a judge’s order.

The police had claimed that the woman was ordered arrested after her boisterous behaviour caused disturbance to Court proceeding nearby, incensing the presiding Judge.  

However, in a release last evening, Court Management Services said there was no order from the presiding judge or the court in relation to the matter.

It also stressed there was no instruction that the mother in question be arrested. 

Court Management Services said it hoped the issue will be resolved speedily and in the best interests of the affected parties.

The mother had gone to the Clarks Town Police to report that her son was held down by other students who inserted a piece of stick into his rectum.

The divisional commander says he’s probing whether the Jamaica Constabulary Force protocol was breached by the officer who was on duty, when he failed to take a statement from the mother who was in distress at the time.

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid says a thorough probe is being carried out at the Clark’s Town Primary School in relation to the incident.

He says preliminary reports suggest the matter could have been more efficiently handled as it relates to the care and protection of the children involved in the incident.