Police Service Commisison to get review report of West Kingston Enquiry

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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POLICE Commissioner George Quallo says he intends to submit the constabulary's administrative review report of the West Kingston Enquiry to the Police Service Commission for a determination to be made, in keeping with Sections 46 and 47 of the Police Service Regulations of 1961.

A release yesterday from the constabulary's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), said Quallo, who has been coming under severe public pressure since the force's review which exonerated officers involved in the 2010 West Kingston operation, said his position to stand by the review report meant he “was satisfied with the process of review”. He said further that the panel comprised “experienced, technically sound and reputable citizens who were objective in their approach”.

“The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry recommendation, to the best of my knowledge, was concerned with establishing whether the named officers were derelict or committed any misconduct of their duties,” said the police chief.

“We recognise that the conversations and concerns raised over the last few days may possibly erode our stakeholders' confidence in us. However, we believe in policing with the consent of the people to ensure that the human rights and dignity of all are preserved, and seek the public's patience as we await a response from the Police Service Commission,” said Quallo.

The CCU release said the Jamaica Police Federation and the Police Officers' Association supported the commissioner's decision to accept the administrative review of the West Kingston Enquiry, following a recent meeting.

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