April 27, 2021 – The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has ruled that Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officer, Constable Jevaney Turner be charged for breach of Section 33 (b) (ii) of the Independent Commission of Investigations Act, 2010.

In furtherance of an INDECOM investigation, in relation to a complaint of assault alleged to be committed by Constable Turner, the officer was twice issued a Section 21 notice, pursuant to the INDECOM Act, to furnish his statement. The officer failed to provide any statement or comply with the notice.

Constable Turner will be the second officer to be charged for breach of Section 33 of the INDECOM Act in 2021.  Last month, a Sergeant was convicted for a similar offence by refusing to produce a statement.

The requirement for members of law enforcement and agents of the State to comply with the lawful obligations of the INDECOM Act remains an essential element in conducting independent enquiries, for complaints received or any investigation undertaken.

Constable Turner’s first court date is being finalized.