Since the declaration of the State of Emergency in St. James on January 18, five persons have been shot and killed in the Granville Police Division, while six illegal guns and 178 rounds of ammunition were taken off the streets up to the end of May this year.
This was revealed by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Angela McIntosh Gayle, Head of the Citizen Security and Safety Unity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, at meeting of the Granville Peace, Justice, and Resource Development Foundation held on Monday, June 4, at the Granville Primary School.
This Special Meeting of the Granville Peace Justice and Resource Development Foundation was called to review the impact of the State of Emergency and to develop community-driven strategies to maintain the relative peace that now obtains within the community.
It was further revealed by DSP McIntosh Gayle that 21 residents of Granville are wanted for questioning by the police. Among the number are wanted men, persons of interest and alleged violence influencers.
The organization is urging persons who are said to be wanted by the police to go in and see the police. To this end, given the mandate of the Granville Peace Justice and Resource Development Foundation in respect to justice, the Cornwall Bar Association was approached to provide legal aid assistance should those named persons need legal aid support.
Further, the President of the Cornwall Bar Association, Stacy Young, is invited to address the Regular Meeting of the Granville Peace, Justice and Resource Development Foundation today, Monday, June 11, commencing at 6 :30 p.m. at the Granville Primary School on the citizens’ rights and obligation, particularly under the State of Public Emergency.
The Granville Peace, Justice and Resource Development Foundation is a non-government, nonpartisan, community-based organization.