JA police commissioner: ‘Corrupt cops must go’

| 04/12/2009

(Jamaica Observer): Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, apparently embarrassed by the latest allegations that cops were actively involved in criminal gangs and other crimes, vowed yesterday to purge the constabulary of corrupt elements. Ellington, speaking at a press conference at his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, said corruption wasthe bane of the constabulary and promised to use every means at his disposal to clean up the police force. "I am deeply concerned at what appears to be an escalation in the activities or participation by members of the JCF (Jamaica Constabulary Force) in criminal gangs as well as consorting with known criminal elements," said a stern-faced Ellington.

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  1. Sam says:

    Definitely, what effects Jamaica effects us!  Close ties!

    We need to "check" our Police Service too for Corruption – I mean not in the way under Governor Jacks’ rule… so costly

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh boy, who wants to bet that the RCIP will be recruiting some of these "good” cops?

  3. Anonymous says:

    ….hmmm i bet they’re gonna apply to RCIPS and get hired…just saying

     

    hey we’re  a british conoly i would like to see more UK police here!

  4. Anonymous says:

    How about let’s NOT hire them as they fire them? 

    Just sayin…

  5. Anonymous says:

    JA police commissioner: ‘Corrupt cops must go’

     

     

    To Cayman, no doubt!!!