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JFJ calls for police commissioner to resign

Published:Friday | November 22, 2013 | 9:50 AM

The Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for the resignation of the Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington.



The JFJ says Commissioner Ellington has failed to keep the murder rate under control; and has failed to improve the police clear-up rate for murder.



They say he has presided over the highest cumulative rate of police fatal shootings ever seen in Jamaica.



The human rights lobby group says too many of these killings occur in circumstances which suggest extra-judicial killings by police including; the killing of Kavorn Shue in Mountain View; Tenisha Hamilton in Morant Bay in 2012; and the killing of Neville Boyd in June and Romarco Wilson in October of 2013.



They say the commissioner's failure to control the brutality of the men under his command, and the failure to reduce the rate of fatal police shootings by proper planning and control of operation are unacceptable.



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