Jamaica Crime News, St Andrew: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are refuting claims that were published in the media that police officers attached to the Gordon Town Police Station have trimmed the locks of two Rastafarian boys and fed them with meat while in their custody.
The JCF was responding to a claim from a reggae artiste who goes by the name ‘JahDore’, and whose given name is Sean McDonald, about the alleged incident, which was published in one of the country’s national newspapers.
“The two officers did not, nor caused to happen- neither the trimming nor feeding of the boys,” said a spokesperson from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU).
The JCF said the preliminary investigations have so far revealed that the boys who went to the Police Station in the company of relatives were taken to the barber and for lunch by their aunt, who had accompanied the boys’ mother to the station, in a matter which was reported to the Police by concerned family members.
According to the media reports, McDonald had claimed that the police visited his Irish Town, St Andrew home on April 30 and forcibly removed his children, ages 4 and 8.
He said the cops took the children to the Gordon Town Police Station and alleged that while there, his children’s locks were cut, and they were given meat to eat.
The reggae artiste claimed that the police accused him of preventing his children from attending school but insisted that they are home-schooled.
Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.