JFJ calls for review of use of body-worn cameras by security forces, following fatal shooting incident in Kingston

Human rights lobby group, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for a review of the use of body-worn cameras by members of the security forces.


JFJ’s Executive Director, Michel Jackson said when there are altercations between the security forces and members of the public, investigators often rely on video footage produced by residents.


Ms Jackson pointed to the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Terron Hewitt, by a member of the Jamaica Defence Force at a security checkpoint, in Central Kingston, on Monday (November 21).


Ms Jackson told IRIE FM news that if the Government is serious about improving its human rights record, the necessary steps must be taken to ensure that the members of the security forces are held to a high standard and act with transparency and accountability.



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