Police killers should be given death sentence says federation president

Sergeant Patrae Rowe, president of the Jamaica Police Federation is calling for the death penalty for criminals who attack police and other security personnel.

In an interview with the Jamaica Observer Rowe said the brazen attack on the police is indicative of the level of lawlessness in the country and the little resistance they are faced with when they contemplate committing crime against the police.

Rowe shared that the time has come for Jamaica’s legislation to have sufficient deterrents to ensure that attacks on the police are met with equal force and even in cases where deadly force is not used to repel an attack, the criminals who attack police should be assured that once the police officers are shot and injured they are guaranteed the death penalty and the attack against the police is considered a capital crime.