Jamaica Defence Force launches investigation into reported confrontation between a soldier and a member of the public in Parade Gardens
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says an investigation has been launched into a reported confrontation between a solider and a member of the public.
In a statement this morning (July 1), the JDF says it is concerned about the disturbing allegations arising from the video circulating on social media that appears to show a confrontation between a soldier and a member of the public.
The incident allegedly occurred on Tuesday, June 28, in the Parade Gardens community, in Kingston.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Antoinette Wemyss Gorman in a statement, outlined that she expects the highest standards of good order and military discipline from all service members.
She adds that any allegation of misconduct is frowned upon and is subject to investigation, administrative action and disciplinary proceedings, where necessary.
In relation to this particular video, Admiral Wemyss Gorman states that an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has commenced.
Admiral Wemyss Gorman further indicates that if the investigation uncovers that any service member committed any offence under the Defence Act or breached any force policy or operational orders, the necessary sanctions will be applied forthwith.
The Chief of Defence Staff emphasizes that the JDF continues to support the Jamaica Constabulary Force and all law-abiding citizens in working to reduce crime and violence and for the creation of a safer Jamaica.