FLA to Introduce Psych Evaluations to License Vetting Process

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it’s seeking to recruit psychologists to evaluate applicants for gun licenses.

Director of Compliance and Enforcement at the FLA, Captain Cleveland Crooks, says the gun permit authority is hoping to have the psychological assessments incorporated into the application process within the next two months.

His comment follows an incident at the Dream Weekend party in Negril, Westmoreland last week, where a licensed firearm holder was shot and killed after he reportedly drew his weapon during an alleged confrontation with an armed security guard.

Captain Crooks says the FLA is moving to ramp up its use of force training and policy for its clients.

Captain Cleveland Crooks, Director of Compliance and Enforcement at the FLA, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.

In the meantime, Defence Attorney Peter Champagnie, is this morning chiding the media and the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, for publicizing what he says is sensitive information regarding the fatal shooting incident in Negril last week.

Mr. Champagnie is representing the Security Guard in the matter as the Police investigation into the shooting death intensifies.

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