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.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Cop-held-for-policewoman-s-murder_60167