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Stop circulating false information about alleged suspects, says JCF

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:52 PM
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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is asking members of the public to desist from sharing wrong information about alleged criminal suspects.

In a statement, the JCF said this can be damaging to the reputation of others or may compromise criminal investigation.

It said that in recent weeks the police have received complaints from several persons including members of the force that their images are being circulated on social media, wrongfully labelling  them as criminal suspects.

According to the police, this has been causing them and their families a great deal of discomfort.

“Persons who knowingly and\or maliciously circulate photos of persons may be arrested and charged under the Cyber Crimes Act or may face civil suits for defamation of character.

“The Jamaica Constabulary Force encourages the public to share information with the police that they deem useful to investigation or which highlights suspicious persons or activities.

“Furthermore, if you think you have information on someone in conflict with law please share it directly with the police,” the JCF advised.

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