JFJ Press Release: JFJ Disturbed by Reported Threats to Steve Reid by Police

JFJ Disturbed by Reported Threats to Steve Reid by Police

Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has received credible allegations of threats being made against the life of Steve Reid by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

JFJ is particularly disturbed by the allegation that on more than one occasion the police party went looking for Mr. Reid accompanied by a hearse. Mr. Reid is on bail and is reporting three times weekly as required by his bail conditions, which makes the alleged actions by the police even more unwarranted.

It is untenable that those sworn to uphold the law are allegedly making threats of this nature against a citizen. This type of policing is unacceptable.

Mr. Reid has made reports to the relevant authorities including INDECOM to ensure the safety of his entire family from any unlawful activities by members of the JCF. JFJ will be watching the matter closely and is calling on the Police High Command to protect the lives of Mr. Reid and that of his entire family.

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