The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) is to launch a probe following the release of a video showing Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members reportedly abusing a man who is suspected to have attacked and chopped a policeman in Christiana, Manchester on Tuesday.
However, it is not expected to be a very welcomed visit by the commission’s investigators, based on the community mindset that was demonstrated in the video, in which outrage was declared at the unprovoked attack on the lawmen, which was also captured on video.
In the six-minute video, the man, who is believed to be of unsound mind, is seen lying on the ground where he is roughly handcuffed by men identified as policemen in plain clothes.
A man is seen standing on the neck of the screaming suspect, and then kicking him in the face.
The video shows where one of the policemen instructs the suspected attacker to walk even though it appeared that one of his feet is broken.
The video shows where the man is then placed on the ground and dragged to a waiting car.
He is then placed in the police vehicle and a policeman is seen stepping on the leg that appeared to have been broken.
The suspect can be heard screaming in pain.
This all took place while angry members of the public, with the odd view to the contrary, are demanding that that a policeman kill the suspect.
The policeman, however, ignores the calls from the angry mob.
Security experts who have seen the video say they understand that tempers ran high after the man reportedly attacked and chopped the policeman several times, but said the matter could have been dealt with in a more professional manner, as the suspect was restrained and posed no further threat to anyone.