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Corporate Area court impacted as rank and file police on 'sick out'

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:15 PM

Several rank and file police personnel have failed to show up for duties at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in a reported sick out.

The Half-Way Tree Police Station, located adjacent to the court building, was also short staffed as dozens of policemen and women failed to show up for work.

According to police sources, the no-show is part of a wider protest by rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

However, chairman of the Police Federation Sergeant Raymond Wilson says he is not aware of any protest.

Operations at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court had to be scaled back this morning as persons who are in the custody of the police were not taken for their hearings.

Only four rank and file cops and two senior officers were seen manning the courts in session.