INDECOM Reports 8 Police Fatal Shootings in the Past Week: Any Body-Worn Camera Footage?


The police have had a busy week, shooting dead eight civilians – at least two of them unarmed. We really do need answers to this question regarding body cameras – which Susan Goffe has raised earlier. Are police, in fact, wearing body cameras at all, and if so how many, and where?

Right Steps & Poui Trees

INDECOM logo 2In two press releases this week, the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) reported on eight people having been killed in the past seven days by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In one of those incidents, members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were also involved.

The first release was issued on Monday:INDECOM Nov 6 2017 release aINDECOM Nov 6 2017 release b

The second release was issued today:INDECOM Nov 9 2017 release

The incidents took place in 5 different parishes: Kingston, St Catherine, Clarendon, St Mary and St James. As it investigates the incidents, INDECOM is asking anyone who may have witnessed or may have information about any of the fatal shootings to contact the organization.

One question I would ask is if any of the police involved in any of the fatal shooting incidents was wearing a body-worn camera and if there is any footage of the incidents. This would be particularly relevant to the incident in Salt Spring in St…

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