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INDECOM boss stands by proposed investigation timeline
The head of the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, is insisting this afternoon that a time-line he has set for the completion of investigations into fatal shootings by members of the security forces, is realistic.
INDECOM boss Terrence Williams was a guest on TVJ's Smile Jamaica Teusday morning.
The INDECOM boss was at a church service to mark the organisation's two year anniversary when he set what some may argue is an ambitious time-line for the completion of probes into shootings by members of the security forces.
Lamenting that similar investigations have taken years to complete in the past, Mr. Williams wants them done in a matter of months.
But a big part of INDECOM's challenge has been that it does not control or command some of the resources crucial to get its work done.
“We are going to achieve that goal by striving in our teams to use the first twenty four hours of the investigation profitably as much as we can get done. We’re also going to improve forensic results quicker, cooperate with the forensic laboratory, so that other results can be provided quickly. We’re seeking cooperation with the police force.
INDECOM started operating in August 2010 and was set up in the wake of numerous complaints about the investigations of fatal shootings by members of the security forces.