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Police, beware the 'force' of the people

Published:Friday | March 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Police Federation chairman, Constable Franz Morrison, has been at odds with INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams after he was seen at a press conference hosted with Jamaicans For Justice.

It was the same federation boss who was reported in the press as interpreting the comments of the public defender as one where the police must be hit in any shoot-out in which they are engaged. Even the worst of English teachers and the unintelligent would not have arrived at such an interpretation.

The purpose of the police is to maintain law and order, which means to serve, protect and reassure. The police seem to be slowly trying to develop a force that has the potential to control this country. From what I see happening, the root stems from the senior members of the force, starting with the sergeants.

I leave one bit of advice for the federation boss: the 8,000 or so in the police force are too small a number to match more than half a million who are behind justice.

WINSTON MCLEAN

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