November 9, 2020 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) notes the viral video circulated on social media on the weekend, and confirms that an investigation into the incident commenced on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

The video depicts an interaction of assault between a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and two civilians (a man and woman), which has raised public concern about the use of force by the officer. The encounter is stated as occurring on Great George’s Street, Savanna-La-Mar in Westmoreland.

The Commission has made arrangements for the statements of the complainants to be recorded this week. Further, with the assistance of the JCF, the concerned officer has been identified.

As the investigation continues, all persons who would have been at the scene and may have witnessed the incident, are being asked to contact our Western Regional Office and be guided through the reporting process. Persons with information about this incident are asked to call INDECOM at (876) 968-8875 or (876) 979-3481. Information can also be submitted via whatsapp at 876-553-5555.

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