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Police claim less use of deadly force

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2013 | 1:13 PM

The police are applauding what they claim to be an improvement in their record in relation to the use of deadly force.

The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) says last week 12 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized by the police in eight separate incidents, without a single shot being fired.

The CCN says seven persons who are now facing charges in relation to the seizures, have also been apprehended without any harm or injury to their person.

Responding to criticism from lobbyists and human rights groups regarding the use of force by the police, the CCN is assuring that they do not aim to take the lives of Jamaicans.

And it says it has always been the policy of the Jamaica Constabulary Force not to use excessive force to apprehend criminals who mount a challenge.


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