The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is investigating an apparent break down in administration which resulted in insufficient security presence at the funeral of a reputed criminal in St. James last weekend.

The funeral was for the reputed leader of the Western Jamaica-based Waltham Gang, Oshane Duhaney otherwise known as Ganda.

It ended prematurely when four persons were shot, one fatally, by gunmen, even as a state of emergency was underway in the parish.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, says persons will be held accountable for what he calls ‘gaps’ in monitoring the funeral.

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ACP Powell admits that enough police presence was not provided for the event.

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In the meantime, he says the police are pursuing several gangs including the infamous Sparta gang based in Flanker. He says the members of the criminal gang are ruthless.

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Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell is pleading with residents to provide information about criminal activities to the police.