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Jamaica: Gov’t To Pay $21 Million In Legal Fees For Five Accused Cops

The Cabinet has approved the payment of $21 million towards the legal fees of five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with cases now before the courts.

Information Minister Fayval Williams made the disclosure on Wednesday at the first post-Cabinet press briefing for the year. 

However, she did not detail the cases for which the cops are before the court.

Meanwhile, Williams said the Cabinet has also approved the establishment of an interim procedure for the management of legal expenses incurred by policemen and women during the lawful execution of their duties, pending the finalisation of a formal policy on the matter by the Ministry of National Security.

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