Cop Held For Policewoman’s Murder

THE Police High Command said yes­ter­day that a police­man and a civil­ian have been tak­en into cus­tody in rela­tion to the death of police cor­po­ral Judith Williams, who was gunned down while wait­ing at a bus stop in east­ern Kingston, last week Thursday.

In addi­tion, it said sev­er­al peo­ple, includ­ing police per­son­nel, have been inter­viewed and state­ments col­lect­ed. The police, how­ev­er, did not say if the two in cus­tody would be charged, say­ing that the inves­ti­ga­tion was at a sen­si­tive stage.

Senior inves­ti­ga­tors from the Kingston Eastern Police Division who are lead­ing the probe say they are work­ing around the clock to con­duct a thor­ough inves­ti­ga­tion,” the high com­mand said. “The police are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing time­ly and accu­rate updates on this inves­ti­ga­tion as it pro­gress­es,” it said.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and National Security Minister Robert Montague on Monday visited Bryden Street in east Kingston to meet the relatives of slain Woman Corporal Judith Williams. (Jamaica Star picture)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and National Security Minister Robert Montague on Monday vis­it­ed Bryden Street in east Kingston to meet the rel­a­tives of slain Woman Corporal Judith Williams.
(Jamaica Star pho­to)

In the mean­time, the police have slapped down dis­cus­sions on the case mak­ing the rounds on social media. “Several aspects of the infor­ma­tion mak­ing the rounds on social media are inac­cu­rate and are, at best, spec­u­la­tive, and no cre­dence should be giv­en to them,” said the high com­mand.
An appeal was, mean­while, made for peo­ple with infor­ma­tion that can assist in the inves­ti­ga­tion to con­tact the Kingston Eastern Police at 928‑4200, Crime Stop at 311, the police 119 emer­gency num­ber or the near­est police sta­tion. Information may also be giv­en anony­mous­ly using the Ministry of National Security’s Stay Alert App that can be down­loaded via the Google Playstore.

There have been spec­u­la­tions that the death of Corporal Williams, who was assigned to the Office of the Police Commissioner, was a con­tract killing linked to a court case.

In the after­math of the killing, the Jamaica Police Federation, which rep­re­sents rank and file mem­bers of the con­stab­u­lary, renewed its call for spe­cial trans­porta­tion be pro­vid­ed for police­men and women to and from work. http://​www​.jamaicaob​serv​er​.com/​n​e​w​s​/​C​o​p​-​h​e​l​d​-​f​o​r​-​p​o​l​i​c​e​w​o​m​a​n​-​s​-​m​u​r​d​e​r​_​6​0​167