Police reps spare INDECOM boss for now

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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THE call by police representatives for the resignation of Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) head Terrence Williams has been put on hold.

This was one of the decisions made this morning following a meeting with the police commissioner involving the representative bodies of the police force, who have expressed concerns over Williams' independence and impartiality.
“The process of dialogue will be robustly pursued as it relates to changes of the INDECOM Act with the relevant government ministers and through the legal system,” a news release from the representatives said.
“As it relates specifically to the concerns of impartiality and independence of Mr Williams to investigate the police following his appearance at a recent press conference hosted by Jamaicans for Justice, a meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow with the representative bodies and Williams to discuss the matter.”
The representative bodies are the Police Federation, which represents the rank and file of the constabulary; the Police Officers Association, which represents gazetted officers of the constabulary; the Special Constabulary Force, which represents the rank and file of the of the ISCF; the ISCF Officers Association, which represents officers of the ISCF (Island Special Constabulary Force); and United District Constables Association, which represents all district constables.

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