July 2, 2022 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is aware of a video of Rushane Barnett, currently in circulation, where at least one version incorrectly asserts that the Commission was involved at the time of the recording.
While Investigators from the Commission interviewed Rushane Barnett on Wednesday, June 29, no member of the Commission was present at the time of, or during, any visit by a Medical Doctor or Justice of the Peace.
The Commission is requesting that the person or persons who have intentionally or unintentionally misaligned INDECOM and or its members, as being present and or producing the video, to cease and desist immediately.
INDECOM is an independent oversight organization, mandated under the Independent Commission of Investigations Act, 2010, to investigate or make enquiries into any allegation or report of abuse of rights by members of the Security Forces (JCF, JDF, Correctional Officers). An INDECOM investigation is guided by the principles of objectivity and impartiality. An investigation seeks to uncover the facts and circumstances of an incident or allegation.