Reinstatement attempts by embattled police federation chairman halted
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Court of Appeal on Wednesday granted Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Andrew Lewis permission to pursue an appeal of the Orders of Justice T Carr to stay the interdiction of embattled Police Federation Chairman, Corporal Rohan James.
The Court of Appeal also ordered that the stay of the interdiction be discharged.
On November 17, 2023, the Honourable Justice T Carr had issued a stay of interdiction of Corporal James. James and his legal representative had maintained that the effect of the stay was to reinstate him.
The Court of Appeal in discharging this order on the condition that the appeal is filed by January 31, 2024 formed the view that Lewis has a viable appeal and that the decision to interdict a member of the police force may not be amenable to a stay of proceedings order.
ACP Lewis is represented by King’s Counsel Peter Champagnie and Neco Pagon, attorney-at-law. Corporal James is represented by Hugh Wildman and Duke Foote, attorneys-at-law.