Fatal shootings involving police decline


January 28, 2016

Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting that fatal shootings involving members of the JCF have dipped below 100 over a 12-month period for the first time in 16 years.

This was disclosed at a press conference hosted by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) at its Dumfries Road offices in St Andrew.

Over the period, 109 security force fatalities were recorded, and of that figure 98 involved the JCF, while three involved the Jamaica Defence Force. Seven were recorded as deaths in custody, and one was recorded as fatality-other.

INDECOM head, Terrence Williams, said he cannot take full credit for the decrease because the dip was as a result of work that was done, not only by his organisation, but also by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency and the Inspectorate of Constabulary.

- R.G.

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