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Jamaica: LAWSUIT THREAT – Arrested man, family fearful of cops after expletive saga

St Ann resident Shaquille Higgins and his family have threatened to file a lawsuit against the police and the Jamaican Government after he was arrested and cajoled into submitting a public apology for a foul-mouthed tirade against the prime minister.

The confirmation came as Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson ordered a probe into the controversial detention, which the lawmen had said was linked to a suspected case of larceny.

Central to the lawsuit may be whether the allegations were trumped up.

Attorney-at-law Charles Ganga-Singh, who is representing the 24-year-old Moneague resident, has charged that the police action was “a worrying trend” of state overreach. The prospective suit could have at least four claimants, he said.

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