Newly reinstated Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, is denouncing Sunday’s attack and injuring of a policeman by a civilian in Willowdene, St Catherine.

She’s also disheartened by claims that residents cheered on the suspect who reportedly engaged members of the security forces in a fierce gun battle for hours.

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Corporal McBean says the lawman was not wearing the proper protective gear when he was shot and injured.

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The policeman remains hospitalized. She says he’s undergone surgery and is being closely monitored.