The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has served District Constable Smith with a notice to appear for questioning regarding the current investigation into the disappearance of 24-year-old Donna-Lee Donaldson.
Constable Smith is the mother of Donaldson’s boyfriend Constable Noel Maitland’s child. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey, told the media during a press conference that she had initially refused to give a statement when approached. How Smith factored into the investigation however was not revealed.
Baily went on to tell the press that: “It is an investigation that is ongoing and there are methods that we can deploy to deal with that issue.” Three days after the above statement was made, the constable’s attorney, Oswest Senior-Smith, has confirmed that she has been served by INDECOM with a notice to appear before them for questioning.
The notice states that constable Smith is not considered a suspect for these proceedings as they conduct their investigation to determine if there are any grounds to suspect that any member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has violated the law.
Both Constable Smith and constable Noel Maitland’s vehicles were processed by crime scene experts, and Maitland’s apartment was searched by forensic investigators. According to police reports, Donna-Lee Donaldson had left her home with Maitland on July 11, to spend the night at his Chelsea Manor apartment in Kingston. Maitland reportedly told Donaldson’s mother, Sophia Lugg, that she left his apartment on Tuesday, July 12. Lugg later reported her daughter missing.
There has been an outburst of outrage from both family and fans of the social media personality, that has sparked recent protests as well as backlash towards constable Smith, who has received threats on social media.
Smith is scheduled to appear before INDECOM on August 3.