Fri | Sep 24, 2021

Thank you, Commissioner

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 3:44 PM


I am writing to thank you for publishing the letter in Wednesday's edition, bringing to public attention my recent encounter with the offensive behaviour of

a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). I am happy to report that the exposure in your prestigious publication seems to be bearing fruit.

Permit me to use this medium also to express my appreciation publicly to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson, for the time and effort he took to locate me by phone and to call and personally apologise for the policeman's behaviour. I believe that was an extraordinary move on the commissioner's part, which I wouldn't wish to take for granted.

To the other members of the JCF who have called to follow through on my complaint, thanks.

I would like to point out that it is not my desire for punishment necessarily to be visited upon the errant policeman. Rather, I'd like him to be brought around to understand that the kind of behaviour he displayed toward me is unacceptable and to vow never again to measure it out to anyone else.