Jamaicans for Justice v Police Service Commission and Another: PC 25 Mar 2019

(From the Court of Appeal of Jamaica) ‘The issue in this case is what steps the Police Service Commission (PSC), which is charged with deciding upon the appointment and promotion of police officers, should take to inform itself about officers recommended for promotion who have been involved in fatal incidents before making its decisions. In particular, is there a duty to ensure that allegations of extra-judicial killings against such an officer are fully and independently investigated before accepting a recommendation that he be promoted?’


Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Briggs


[2019] UKPC 12




England and Wales


Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.638469