Saturday 24 October, 2020

Cops interdicted after gun salute and more at colleague’s nine-night

A screengrab from a video of activities at a recent nine-night for a deceased cop in rural St Andrew.

A screengrab from a video of activities at a recent nine-night for a deceased cop in rural St Andrew.

Four members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been placed on interdiction after Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, ordered an investigation into a video that was posted on social media of shocking nine-night activities in a rural St Andrew community.

The nine-night was reportedly for a deceased police officer.

The commissioner ordered the probe by the JCF’s Criminal Investigations Branch and the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau into the video which depicted several clear breaches of a number of laws.

The video depicted far more than the allow crowd number under the Disaster Risk Management Act; dangerous motorbike stunting amid the gathering; and even more glaringly, mass gun saluting among some of the persons who were in attendance.

 

A release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the JCF’s information arm, indicated that the video showed JCF members in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act, the Firearms Act and the Noise Abatement Act, among other laws.

Police investigations continue into the incident.

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