Police Federation Members Dissatisfied with Parliamentary Oversight Of INDECOM

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Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe, says rank and file members of the Constabulary aren’t satisfied with Parliament’s oversight of the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM.

Sergeant Rowe expressed his dissatisfaction while speaking with Tyrone Reid and Franklin McKnight during Nationwide@5 on Friday.

Sergeant Rowe is accusing the oversight body of having credibility issues that needs to be addressed by Parliament.

On Friday in a statement to the media, the Police Federation called on lawmakers to establish an oversight body to monitor INDECOM.

Detective Sergeant Rowe says the call comes after two matters were brought before the courts where members of the Constabulary walked free.

He says in each case there were allegations of misconduct by INDECOM.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Rowe says there’s no redress for members of the Constabulary when such matters are dismissed.

He points to the INDECOM Act which protects the oversight body from being sued.

Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe, Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, speaking with Tyrone Reid and Franklin McKnight during Nationwide@5 on Friday.


In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.


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