St Ann cops to end sick-out
Upset police personnel in St Ann are expected to end their protest action today.
The cops at the Brown’s Town police station went on a sick-out following claims that one of their colleagues was mistreated by a magistrate.
The cops were left upset after Senior Magistrate Andrea Thomas on Monday ordered that a female corporal be placed in detention on the grounds that she acted in contempt of court.
While in the cell, the female cop was reportedly assaulted by male prisoners.
The ordeal reportedly left her traumatised and she had to seek medical attention.
The subsequent protest by her collagues reportedly affected proceedings at the St Ann’s Bay and Brown’s Town resident magistrate’s courts.
Last night, Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of St Ann, Yvonne Martin-Daley, told our news centre that a meeting was called yesterday with disgruntled police personnel to discuss their concerns.
SSP Martin-Daley says normal operations are expected to resume today.
The senior cop was unable to say how many cops had reported sick but said the sickout affected only the Brown’s Town police station.
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