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Police to probe ‘shotta wedding’ photo

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Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says that a high-level investigation is under way into the origin of a photo that involves persons, allegedly police personnel, toting firearms.

Although tight-lipped, Lindsay told THE STAR yesterday that the image, depicting a bride and a groom posing with an assault rifle and a handgun, respectively, has been brought to the attention of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) hierarchy. She said that the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) is leading the investigation.

“I am aware of it, and IPROB is looking into the matter,” said Lindsay, who was reluctant to state the nature of investigations. “I am only prepared to say that we are aware of this photo and the inspectorate of the constabulary are looking into the matter. So as soon as they give us some more information, we will have some more details.”

In the photo, the bride, alleged to be a police sergeant, had both hands firmly gripped to the JCF-branded assault rifle as she leaned over to kiss her groom. In the background were two police service members dressed in uniform. – R.M.