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Jamaica: Wright walks free for now

Frustration is mounting in the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) over the handling of the allegations of domestic abuse stalking its embattled first-time lawmaker from Westmoreland, George Wright.

Wright, who the police named Monday as a person of interest, was released without charge on Wednesday evening after being questioned in St James by police investigators probing the April 6 beating of a woman caught on video.

The MP for Westmoreland Central did not address the media, leaving the talking to his lawyer, Able-Don Foote, who did not deny that his client was in the seven-minute-long video that emerged over the weekend, triggering public outrage.

“Wright has been questioned and set free by the police, and that is all I am able to say at this time,” said the lawyer outside the Freeport Police Station where his client was interviewed.

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