Police urge public to desist from posting misinformation about Danielle Rowe investigation
The police are urging the public to desist from posting misleading information, about the abduction and murder of 8 year old Danielle Rowe.
The advisory follows the composite sketch of a female person of interest that was released recently, in relation to the case.
In a press release, the police noted that a trend has emerged on various social media platforms since the release of the sketch, where individuals are sharing images and crafting narratives about women who have absolutely no connection to the ongoing investigation.
The police say while they understand that some individuals may share such content out of concern and a desire to assist, there are others who are doing so with malicious intent or even for personal gain.
The constabulary noted that this behaviour is not only irresponsible and detrimental to the investigation, but it also puts innocent lives at risk and can potentially impede the course of justice.
It is urging everyone to exercise caution, responsibility, and respect for the rule of law, when engaging with this sensitive matter on social media.
Meanwhile, Government Senator, Abka Fitz-Henley, has called for amendments to critical legislation to discourage persons from creating public mischief online.
Making his maiden presentation, as he opened the state of the nation debate in the senate on Friday, Senator Fitz-Henley lamented that misinformation abounds.
Senator Fitz Henley cited the recent case in Ocho Rios, St. Ann noting that the public mischief laws need to be more fit for purpose.