Commissioner meets with Standpipe residents

July 10, 2018
Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson.

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson met with family members of Shay Williams and other community representatives of the Cedar Valley Road (Standpipe) community in Kingston, yesterday, following a protest.

Williams was fatally shot by the police in the community last Tuesday.

Major General Anderson affirmed that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) would do all that is required to ensure the matter is properly investigated, including conducting an administrative review in keeping with the organisation's professional standards.

He has also assured the family that the matter is a priority, and that the police are fully cooperating with the Independent Commission of Investigation, which is primarily leading the investigation.

In another release sent to the media, the commissioner also reminded members of the JCF that unprofessional conduct is unacceptable and they would be sanctioned.

He stressed that all police personnel must avoid any form of abuse of authority when dealing with the public, and therefore must not make threats, intimidate or harass anyone in the execution of their duties.

Additionally, he said police officers must maintain proper use of force and not abuse their authority under any circumstance.

The commissioner also reminded members of the public of their right to file complaints about the police in instances where they experienced unprofessional conduct.

They may do so by calling the Inspectorate of Constabulary at 876-906-5325 or 876-754-8217.

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