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Police chief to discuss JFJ claim with senior officers

Tuesday, March 13, 2012    

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POLICE Commissioner Owen Ellington says he will be meeting with senior officers of the constabulary to discuss a claim by the human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) that the organisation was being stigmatised as adversarial by the police.

Ellington's planned meeting with his officers comes amid the claim by JFJ of what it called the "unfortunate mischaracterisation" of the association and the request for a meeting to resolve "misunderstandings".

The JFJ, in a letter to the police chief yesterday, said that for years it worked with the police and recognised the difficult circumstances that members of the constabulary face and was astonished to hear that it was being characterised by police groups as adversarial.

Ellington said yesterday that he would first have to meet with his senior officers to discuss the issue before responding to the claims by the human rights group. He did not say when the meeting would be held.

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