Senate and JFJ condemn killing of 2 cops, days apart

The Upper House today (October 21), joined others in the nation, in condemning the killing of 2 police officers and extending condolences to their family and colleagues.

Dead are Corporal Oliver Mullings and Constable Brian Martin.

Mullings, who was attached to the Kingston Western division, was killed in Trench Town, Kingston last night (October 20).

And, Martin who was attached to the St. Andrew Central Police division, was killed on Ricketts Avenue Kingston 13 on Saturday, October 15.

Speaking in the Senate this morning, Government Senator Matthew Samuda noted that the house, stands behind the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the fight against criminality.

For her part, Opposition Senator Donna Scott Mottley noted the trauma associated with a cop being killed in the line of duty.

While, Senate President Tom Tavares Finson stated that the clerk has been asked to write the Commissioner of Police relaying the condolence of the house.

Meantime, Human Rights Lobby Group Jamaicans for Justice, JFJ, has also condemned the killing of the 2 police officers, and offered condolences to grieving relatives and friends.

In a statement, the JFJ noted that in a society plagued by violent crime, law enforcement officers face great risks in the line of duty protecting Jamaicans.

The JFJ expressed hope that the perpetrators will be quickly brought before the courts.

The lobby group is urging anyone with information that could assist investigations, to contact the police.


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