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Commish warns against mob killings
2012-10-16 12:25:51 | (0 Comments)
Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington is warning those involved in mob killings that they could be arrested and charged for murder for their role in the crime.
Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington- Rudolph Brown/Photographer
The warning comes after a suspected robber was killed by a mob in Portmore, St. Catherine over the weekend.
Against that background, Commissioner Ellington is reminding citizens that taking the law into their own hands is illegal.
He is urging members of the public to report crimes to the police instead of trying to deal with the matter themselves.
He says in cases where a suspect is caught after or while committing a crime that person should be handed over to the police and should at no time be harmed.
He further urges Jamaicans to exercise restraint and confidence in the country’s justice system which he says is working.
Sunday’s mob killing follows at least three others in recent weeks.
Earlier this month a man accused of murder was killed in Clarendon.
Last month Donovan Hazley was killed and his daughter injured following a mob attack in Trelawny.
Days later a school teacher was also killed by a mob after the car he was driving hit several pedestrians in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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