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JCF: People should not resist arrest following viral video | News

The Jamaica Constabulary Force states that citizens should not resist arrest by police.

Police say they have the legal authority to make arrests and that individuals have appropriate means to challenge their detention.

This reminder came in the context of criticism resulting from a video showing a confrontation between a police officer and a woman at a school in St. Catherine.

The video went viral on social media platforms.

According to the police report, on Monday, a team from the Spanish Town Police Station responded to a call from an elementary school administrator requesting assistance in removing a disruptive parent from the premises.

According to police, the situation escalated despite several attempts by police to peacefully contact the man.

The woman was later arrested and charged with, among other things, assault and resisting prosecution.

According to JCF, it is important that all citizens cooperate in any interaction with the police, especially during an arrest.

Under these circumstances, it is important to remain calm and follow police instructions, it was said.

“The JCF is committed to maintaining public safety and enforcing the law with professionalism and respect. We urge everyone to support this mission by engaging appropriately with our members. Together, we can ensure that interactions between the public and police are safe and respectful.”

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