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Police begin ad campaign for witnesses

Published:Friday | January 25, 2008 | 9:52 AM

The police high command has commenced an advertising campaign to find witnesses to assist in several cases before the courts.

The campaign follows a commitment by the constabulary force to review all cases, where statements were admitted in court without the witness being present.

100 criminal cases are to be subjected to review.

The review was triggered by an admission by Detective Constable, Carey Lyn-Sue two weeks ago, that he falsified witness statements that were tendered as evidence in a murder case.

In two advertisements published in yesterday\'s Gleaner, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) named five material witnesses, who the police revealed are able to assist in three cases before the Home Circuit Court.

The advertisement also gave the last known addresses of the witnesses.

The Public Defender, Earl Witter wants legal advocates to be included in the team reviewing the court cases.