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Police federation head reiterates call for reliable transportation

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner
Constable Crystal Thomas

Chairman of the Police Federation Sergeant Raymond Wilson is this evening reiterating his call for Government to provide reliable transportation for police personnel who must travel by public transport.

He was speaking to mourners this afternoon at the funeral of slain policewoman, Crystal Thomas, at the Ebenezer Seventh-day Church of God in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The woman constable, who was attached to the Denham Town Police Station in west Kingston, was killed by criminals who had held up and robbed the public bus on she was travelling to Spanish Town.

Describing Thomas as a dedicated policewoman, Wilson said the police are to be accorded more respect. He says there were negotiations about five years ago between the Federation and the Government to provide police personnel with vehicles, however, the Government is yet to make good on its end of the bargain.   

The federation chairman also criticised the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and wealthy Jamaicans, who he accused of empowering criminals.