Probe launched into altercation between soldier and policeman

A probe has been launched into the circumstances surrounding an altercation, between a soldier and a policeman in Denham Town, Kingston, last night.


A video of the incident has been circulated on social media.


In a release today, the Police High Command said it is aware of the video showing the verbal and physical altercation between a member of the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, and a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF.


It said Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Area 4, Donovan Graham would meet with his senior JDF counterparts today, to discuss the incident and resolve the matter.


The JCF said the incident does not reflect the current excellent working relationship and collaboration that exists between the JDF and itself.


It noted that joint operations between the two forces – particularly in the Zones of Special Operations, the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force and every other policing division – take place continually.


And that these joint operations are critical to crime fighting efforts, and to ensuring the safety and security of the Jamaican people.


The JCF said it remains committed to working with the JDF, to maintain law and order and to serve Jamaica.


It urged its members as well as the public to remain calm as the matter is investigated, while noting that the necessary steps will be taken to ensure a speedy resolution and to maintain the high levels of cooperation that currently exist between the security forces.



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