Deputy Commissioner in charge of the JCF’s Crime and Security portfolio, Fitz Bailey, says the work of those in the criminal justice system is being made more difficult by what he terms so called experts on social media.
DCP Bailey was addressing the church service to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday.
The senior lawman says too often persons with no expertise or training are setting the narratives around investigations and prosecutions.
His comments come amid a flood of criticism directed at members of the Police High Command and detectives assigned to the investigation into the disappearance of social media influencer, Donna Lee Donaldson.
The detectives were forced to defend their handling of the investigation, after being accused of not treating the matter urgently.
Donaldson’s boyfriend, Constable Noel Maitland, was subsequently charged with her murder 20 days after her disappearance.
DCP Bailey says prosecutors and law enforcers must remain resolute in doing their jobs, despite the pushback the face online.
DCP Fitz Bailey, Head of the JCF’s Crime and Security Portfolio.