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POLICE: Murdered youth advocate was not a cop

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2013

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is refuting claims that youth advocate Omar Bailey was a policeman.



Bailey’s bullet-riddled body was found in an open lot in Portmore, St. Catherine on Sunday.



President of the National Youth Council, Ryan Small, had identified Bailey as a School Resource Officer, a youth parliamentarian and President of the Jamaica Youth Crime Prevention Council.



He says he had always known Bailey to be a member of the force who was in possession of a JCF identification card.



But Director of Communications in the JCF, Karl Angell, says the deceased was not a member of the constabulary.



In fact, he says Bailey was charged twice for impersonating a policeman.



Angell says in order to be a School Resource Officer, one has to be a member of the police force.