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The Spanish Town Courthouse has been severely affected with the police officers who are reporting sick and on ‘go slow’ due to their wage negotiation that is currently underway.
This has now created a huge backlog in the number of cases that are brought forth on a daily basis.
The prisoners are not being transported and the majority of the investigating officers files are incomplete.
When asked why the prisoners were not at court, a sergeant was heard saying: “the police dem sick, they can’t manage to drive they will crash. Some police have serious migraine, influenza, pressure and all kinds of ailment. Right now I can barely go but because of my job that I love I have to force and come out but mi weak bad.”
Most of the cases from earlier this week were rescheduled to later dates.
Although an injunction was done to seize further actions by the police officers, a corporal said: “that can’t stop us from being sick once we bring in our sick leave. So unless they are going to call in every doctor for questioning that’s just how it is”.
Source: Loop News Service