Saturday 28 November, 2020

Hubby being sought as commish condemns policewoman’s killing

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson,... no effort will be spared in bringing closure to this matter.

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson,... no effort will be spared in bringing closure to this matter.

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, has condemned the brutal killing of Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte, who was assigned to Crime Stop, which is located at the commissioner’s office in St Andrew.

District Constable Edwards-Whyte was chopped to death during a domestic dispute at her home at about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Mellissa Edwards-Whyte in happy times

The commissioner, in expressing his condolence, said: “It is unfortunae that domestic violence has robbed us of another promising talent. Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte was met with such cruelty and callousness, and no effort will be spared in bringing closure to this matter.”

The Chaplaincy and Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) has been instructed to provide all the necessary support to colleagues and friends of the deceased cop.

A release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on the commissioner’s behalf, said members of the JCF are being reminded to use the resources available to the JCF, namely, the Chaplaincy and Medical Services Branch, to help them through domestic and other issues which impact their emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

“Police officers are been encouraged to remain vigilant and undaunted as we continue to enforce law and order and build safer communities. As a nation, we must bond together to preserve the rule of law, the safety, security and human rights of every Jamaican,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, detectives from the Hunts Bay Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have listed a person of interest following the death of the cop.

He is 53-year-old Barrington Whyte, otherwise called ‘Barry’ and ‘Drop’, of Farmbrook Avenue, Kingston 20 and Santa Hill district in Spalding, Manchester.

The police believe that Whyte may be able to assist them with ongoing investigations, and are have asked him to turn himself in to the Hunts Bay police by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.

Anyone who may be able to help the police to locate Whyte is being asked to contact investigators at 876-923-7111, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

Persons can also share information with the police via the Stay Alert App, or Crime Stop at 311.

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