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Terrence Williams, INDECOM Commissioner


Terrence Williams, INDECOM CommissionerNovember 29, 2016 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), on warrants, arrested Constable Meguel Philips of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) today, November 29, 2016.

Constable Philips was arrested and charged with murder. He was taken before Parish Judge, Andrea Pettigrew-Collins this morning in the Corporate Area Parish Court to answer to the charges.

Constable Philips was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 with 1-2 sureties. He was ordered to surrender his travel documents.

The matter is set for mention on December 15, 2016.

Background

It is alleged that Constable Philips was in an altercation with Christopher Comrie on July 7, 2016, when he pulled his firearm and fired at the now deceased. The incident occurred on Ken Hill Drive in Pembrook Hall.

Commentary

Despite the many criticisms the INDECOM train is still on track.

The independent watchdog has been praised by Amnesty International for making a difference as it relates to reducing extra-judicial killings of civilians by the police in Jamaica W.I.

Ride on INDECOM. Commissioner Terrence Williams has four plus years on his contract and does not plan to extend same. He has set his timetable for his departure. We hope he changes his mind.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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