We have been realibly informed that a meeting is scheduled by the Police Officers Association (POA) between the Deputy Superintended who allegedly authored the complaint in the Kari Douglas incident involving SSP Steve Mcgregor, and McGregor himself.
We await the outcome of that meeting. it is also alleged that Kari Douglas who has been a parish councillor for the PNP before switching parties have had several encounters with law enforcement prior and was even arrested but have not been held accountable because of her familial and political affiliations.
In the meantime, the Police Federation released the following statement on the incident.
For Immediate Release, April 8, 2020, Kingston Jamaica.
The Police Federation has come out in support of its members following the arrest of Jamaica Labour Party councilor, Kari Douglas, who was arrested under the Disaster Risk Management Act.
The Federation said, that notwithstanding the exemption, Miss Douglas should have given a proper account of herself, and should have had proper identification that would have explained her exemption.
The Federation says the wanton disrespect meted out to police officers by some politicians is unbecoming of public figures and our nation’s leaders.
According to Detective Sergeant Rowe, chairman of the Police Federation, this is not the first altercation Miss Douglas has had with persons who were carrying out their legitimate function. He said, whilst not going into details as the matter is under investigation, the account of the councilor’s actions were very disturbing and troubling.
The Federation says they will stand by their members in the lawful and professional execution of their duties, as no one is above the law.