A broadcast was made by TVJ/Radio Jamaica News on Instagram, explaining that information relayed to them has dictated that the female Constable by the name of Smith who is believed to be involved in the disappearance case of Social Media Influencer Donna-Lee Donaldson, has been removed from frontline duty.
Smith’s attorney, Oswest Senior-Smith, stated on Tuesday, July 26 that this information is correct and that the information was passed on to his client via correspondence on Monday, July 25. He urges the team involved with the investigation to guarantee that his client is treated fairly. He stated that District Constable Smith deserves an “impartial, objective investigation.”
Attorney Senior-Smith has also reached out to Police High Command requesting sanctuary for Constable Smith because of the rise in threats that are being issued against Smith and her Family. The attorney states that Smith’s phone number has been leaked and that she “is being bombarded on WhatsApp or with WhatsApp messages on the WhatsApp platform.”
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) voiced on Sunday, July 24 that considerable progress has been made in the investigation in regards to information collection. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is set to review the evidence in the case this week.
It has been stated by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) that a meticulous inquiry is being conducted in the Donaldson case. However, an interview with Radio Jamaica on Tuesday heard Hugh Faulkner, INDECOM Commissioner, caution that it will take some time and that it does not “serve the interest of justice” to respond to the public’s call for updates by releasing all the information they have gathered so far.
Faulkner advises the public to be patient and understanding and states that at least the family is being kept abreast of the situation.
A commenter reacted to the Instagram post made by TVJ with the burning question “Is she on desk duty still receiving pay or has she been suspended without pay?”