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Saturday, 11 February 2023 13:37

INDECOM repeats call for police body-worn cameras

he Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is repeating its call for all members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on operation, to be equipped with body-worn cameras.

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Thursday, 09 February 2023 12:20

Noel Maitland murder case postponed until June

The case against murder accused Constable Noel Maitland has been pushed back to June 12 due to a number of outstanding statements.

Maitland appeared in the Supreme Court on Thursday to answer to charges relating to the disappearance of his girlfriend, Donnalee Donaldson.

The court was told by the prosecution that four statements were outstanding, as well as material from the Communication Forensic CyberCrime Division (CFCD).

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor, assured presiding judge Justice Vinnette Graham Allen that prosecutors "hope to get the statements by the end of April." The court was also told that they had received "certain documents" on Wednesday that were disclosed to the defence team.

Additionally, one of Maitland's attorneys, Chadwick Berry said the defence was only provided with transcripts of the audio file the prosecution said implicated Maitland, and not the audio.

This, Taylor assured, will be disclosed as well.

Berry also requested a renewed bail application for his client on the next court date due to concerns expressed by Maitland. This request was approved by the judge.

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Police are seeking the driver of a red Honda Step Wagon after he allegedly fled his vehicle, leaving behind more than US$1 million worth of ganja.

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The police are yet to establish a motive in the shooting death of architect Euchon Darling in St Andrew on Tuesday evening.

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The procurement of 600 body cameras over the next two months is expected to bolster the police force’s evidence-gathering capacity and help challenge dubious claims of innocence from motorists ticketed for traffic violations.

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is intensifying its recruitment exercise this year as the organisation looks to increase the complement of law enforcement personnel serving islandwide.

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Friday, 02 December 2022 13:30

25 new vehicles added to JCF fleet

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has acquired 25 new vehicles valued at $176 million, which will allow for quicker response to incidents and the patrolling of Jamaica’s streets.

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Police Corporal Rohan Smith is a highly dedicated individual who places service above self. His overarching goal is to improve society by doing one good deed at a time for the betterment of the nation and its children.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command has condemned Thursday night's murder of Corporal Oliver Mullings, who was gunned down in the line of duty on Third Street in the Kingston Western Police Division, promising a "thorough investigation" of the incident.

Reports are that at about 10:45 pm, the Corporal was among a team of officers who responded to a call from residents in the area. It is understood that a gunman engaged the cop in an exchange of gunfire, during which both men were fatally shot.

The High Command has also expressed condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the slain Corporal.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Chaplaincy Branch and Welfare Department will be providing support to the family members, colleagues and friends of Mullings.

Corporal Mullings is the second lawman to be gunned down in less than a week.

On Saturday, 22-year-old Constable Brian Martin was shot dead at a wake on Ricketts Avenue in Kingston 13. Four other people were shot in the incident.

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Wanted man and recent lock-up escapee Rudolph ‘Boxer’ Shaw was killed in a confrontation with the police, a short while ago.

Another man, who was with Shaw at a guest house in St Andrew, was also killed. The police say two guns were seized following the incident and a woman has been arrested.

According to the police, detectives from the Constabulary’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, CTOC, tracked Shaw to a guest house off Molynes Road in St Andrew.

The police have been tracking Shaw since he escaped from custody at the Kingston Central lock up on Thursday.

According to reports, Shaw and the other man opened fire at the police when they swooped down on their location at the guest house. The police say Shaw and the other man were both shot and injured.

The police say a .45 pistol and a 9mm pistol were seized during the incident.

The woman who’s been taken into custody was reportedly in the company of the men at the time of the operation.

Shaw became St Catherine’s most wanted man following a series of murders in the St Catherine North Police Division earlier this year. He was allegedly the leader of the Wildlife Gang.

He reportedly fled the island while being pursued by the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force, however, he was deported back to Jamaica in July after being arrested in the Cayman Islands.

His escape from the Central Kingston lock-up this week prompted a high level investigation by the constabulary.

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