Jamaica: Cops refute claim that woman was blocked from taking child to hospital

The Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) says an investigation into an incident that was posted on social media depicting a woman accusing the police of preventing her from taking her sick child to the Bustamante Hospital for Children during a traffic stop has been completed and a number of findings made.

Police said they launched a probe after a viral video was shared on multiple social media platforms over the weekend and made a number of findings.

Reports are that on Friday, July 2 about 5:30 pm a team of police from the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) was conducting traffic enforcement activities along Mountain View Avenue, in the vicinity of Arthur Wint drive, when a Toyota Corolla motor car, driven by a woman and accompanied by a teenager, was signaled to stop.

The driver complied and the police requested her motor vehicle documents, which revealed the following:

  1. The Certificate of Fitness expired on August 21, 2020
  2. Registration certificate expired on May 31, 2021
  3. The driver also confirmed that the insurance on the motorcar was also expired

After pointing out the breaches of the Road Traffic Act, the driver was informed that she would be ticketed and the motor car seized.


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