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INDECOM: Majority of cops act in the right manner

Published:Friday | July 19, 2013 | 10:07 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has revealed that it has found that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have conducted themselves properly in the vast majority of killings it investigates.

Responding to a query from Minister of National Security Peter Bunting yesterday, during a committee meeting in Parliament, the head of INDECOM, Terrence Williams, said the investigative body had issued some 200 reports and at the end of its probes.

He said a minority of the cops under probe had been recommended for prosecution, but the vast majority have been exonerated.

Asked by National Security Minister Peter Bunting why he has not heard any of these reports in the media, Williams said none of these reports had been released to the media.

Committee Chairman Mark Golding requested that INDECOM provide the committee with a breakdown of statistics on how many members of the security forces were recommended for prosecution or disciplinary action, and how many have been absolved.

INDECOM has been established to investigate police excesses or extra-judicial killings by members of the security forces.

The committee is reviewing the powers of INDECOM.


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