The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) is apologising for its publication of a man’s alias that is the namesake of Opposition Senator, Marlene Malahoo-Forte.
The man is among five persons listed as persons of interest by the police in connection with a series of robberies in the New Kingston area.
The police identified the men as gays.
Eight others were taken into custody by the Half-Way Tree police yesterday.
A statement from the CCN under the signature of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Steve Brown said the listed alias is very close to that of a well known talk show host of Justice on Power 106 FM.
The statement said Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte is in no way wanted by the police nor is she a person of interest in any matter under police investigation.
The CCN said it is apologising to Malahoo-Forte for any embarrassment it caused.
Meanwhile, the police said they accosted the eight gay men during a one-hour operation between the New Kingston Police Post, the St Andrew Central Division and Delta Special Operation.
The men were searched and several items of stolen property recovered.
Those listed as persons of interest are ‘Michelle’, ‘Pebbles’, ‘Goodas’ and ‘Bat Man’.
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