October 28, 2017 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) wishes to publicly condemn the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith who was attached to the Community Safety and Security Branch in Manchester. We continue to call for unconditional cooperation of all citizens in the fight against criminal elements in the society.

Further, we wish to express condolences to Corporal Smith’s family and friends. We also wish to extend condolences to the members of our security forces and particularly to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, for the loss of another member under violent circumstances.