Police Federation, Police Officers' Association back Quallo on Administrative Review Report

Friday, August 18, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police Federation and the Police Officers' Association has thrown their support behind Commissioner of Police George Quallo in light of comments he made regarding the JCF Administrative Review Report.

In a release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit, the groups said that during a meeting with them Quallo sought to explain his comments.

The Commissioner said that his position to stand by the Review Report meant he “was satisfied with the process of review.”

A damming report from the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry had accused the lawmen of misconduct, but the administrative review committee, which submitted its report to Quallo last month, has cleared the cops of any wrongdoing.

Quallo argued that the review panel comprised “experienced, technically sound and reputable citizens who were objective in their approach.”

According to Quallo, the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Recommendation, to the best of his knowledge, was concerned with establishing whether the named officers were derelict or committed any misconduct of their duties.

He added that “on the point of establishing dereliction of duty or misconduct, as instructed in Section 15.17 of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, it is my intention to submit the JCF Administrative Review to the Police Service Commission for a determination to be made in keeping with sections 46 and 47 of the Police Service Regulations of 1961.”

“We recognise that the conversations and concerns raised over the last few days may possibly erode our stakeholders' confidence in us. However, we believe in policing with the consent of the people to ensure that the human rights and dignity of all are preserved, and seek the public's patience as we await a response from the Police Service Commission,” the Commissioner stated.

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