Police Federation Chairman seeks contempt of court order against Police High Command

Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation Corporal Rohan James, has filed an application in the Supreme Court, seeking a contempt of court order against the Police High Command and Assistant Commissioner Andrew Lewis.

This over the failure of the Force to fully reinstate him with full pay.

In his affidavit, Corporal James stated that on November 17, the Supreme Court ordered that he be immediately reinstated in his job with full pay, but this has not been done.

Justice Tara Carr made the order for reinstatement, when she granted James leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to seek to quash the decision of the Police High Command, that he be interdicted with reduced pay, for comments he made at the funeral of a colleague.

He had criticized the High Command for not paying cops their overtime money.

Corporal James states that the failure to comply with the court order is a wanton disregard, which amounts to contempt of court.


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