September 29, 2020 – Jamaicans for Justice sends our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of two members of Jamaica’s security forces shot and killed in the line of duty on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26.
Private Reneil King, 21, was shot in a Jamaican Defence Forces narcotics operation in Milk River, Clarendon on Friday evening. Constable Kemar Francis, 27, was shot on duty as he and fellow JCF officers investigated shots fired after COVID curfew hours, in the Maxfield Avenue area of St. Andrew.
We recognize the life-threatening work of our security forces in the execution of their duty to keep Jamaicans safe from violence, and in upholding law and order for our collective well-being.
Jamaicans for Justice regrets the untimely deaths of these two young men, and condemns the criminal actions of those responsible for their deaths. We encourage anyone with information regarding these shootings to contact the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) or the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).