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St Thomas police walk out of parish council meeting

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Joylyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Several members of the St Thomas police division walked out of a parish council meeting in the parish today.




The group led by Acting Commander for the St Thomas police, Deputy Superintendent Charmaine Shand reportedly left the meeting after members of the council questioned whether members of the force were victimising People’s National Party (PNP) councillors.



The accusation follows an incident yesterday when a PNP councilor was arrested and subsequently released by the St Thomas police.



According to several members, they too have experienced police harassment.



The matter was worsened when Councilor Constantine Bogle questioned the qualifications of deputy Superintendent Shand to lead the St Thomas police and called for an investigation into her appointment.



When contacted Shand declined to comment on the matter.



However, she says she is in the process of writing a report on the incident to her supervisor, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Derrick Knight.



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