St. James police put on high alert
The Police High Command says members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who live and work in St. James, should be on high alert.
This follows several threats made against police officers, in the parish, in recent days.
According to the Police High Command, the threats stem from the fatal shooting of Kenardo Edwards, of Ontario, Canada last Saturday, June 30.
Edwards’ cronies have reportedly vowed to exact revenge for his death, and have levelled threats against a police sergeant and a police constable.
The Police High Command is urging members to exercise caution while on and off duty, and to remain vigilant.
Members are also being reminded to act lawfully and with respect for human rights, should the need arise to repel an attack.
Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington says police officers working in St. James and surrounding parishes should not be deterred by threats from hoodlums, as they make inroads into bringing those involved in the lottery scam, to justice.
Last Saturday, 33-year-old Kenardo Edwards, otherwise called ‘Travis Hewitt’ and ‘Joe’, who was said to be a high-profile figure in the lottery scam, was fatally shot by the police in Camrose District, St. James.
Two high-powered weapons, an M4 Winchester rifle and a Colt AR 15 Assault rifle, as well as and thirty-two 5.56 cartridges, were seized during the incident.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (Indecom) is probing the incident.