KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police were on Friday reminded that as the Christmas season approaches, the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic articles become more prevalent, however, an import licence is required to bring these items into the land and those found activating, discharging or throwing them in any public p ...more »
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is moving to establish facilities to do its own ballistics testing.
INDECOM said Wednesday that a British grant is allowing the agency to buy a comparison microscope, hire a ballistics expert and create an in-house lab at a cost of $555,000.
Commissioner Terrence Williams said that the changes will help investigators "close cases in a timely manner."
It takes months or even years to analyse ballistics evidence at the under-equipped government crime lab.
The independent commission started operations in August 2010. It now has more than 1,500 cases of alleged abuse cases dating back to 2008.
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