Cops Insist Major Investigation Task Force NOT Dismantled


The Police are this afternoon dismissing the claim that they’ve dismantled the Major Investigation Task Force, MIT, which was established in 2006.

A former Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of crime, Mark Shields, made the claim in an interview on Nationwide This Morning, saying it’s ‘appalling’.

However, Deputy Police Commissioner, Clifford Blake, says the MIT was not disbanded.

He says it was upgraded into the Major Investigation Division, MID.

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Speaking earlier on Nationwide This Morning, Mr. Shields lamented what he said was the dismantling of the MIT.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.