Regina v The Commissioner of Police & Attorney General

Case Number: 
2006 HCV 00925
Date of Delivery: 
25.10.2007

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. 2006 HCV 00925

Regina vs. The Commissioner of Police

Ex parte Ira Raphington

BETWEEN REGINA CLAIMANT

(Ex parte Ira Raphington)

A N D THE COMMISSIONER OF

POLICE 1 ST DEFENDANT

A N D THEATTORNEYGENERAL

FOR JAMAICA 2ND DEFENDANT

Mr. Vincent Wellesley for the Claimant, instructed by Arthur G. Kitchen.

Miss Tasha Manley and Miss Danielle Archer for the Defendants instructed

by the Director of State Proceedings.

Application for Judicial Review- Promotion granted to member of

police force - Promotion on a probationary basis - Promotion reversed

without consulting member - Whether member ought to have been

afforded a hearing

September 25.26 & October 25,2007

BROOKS, J.

Detective Corporal Ira Raphington's joy at being promoted to the rank

of Sergeant on December 15, 2005 was short-lived. One week after

receiving the felicitous news, he was informed that his promotion had been

cancelled. On both occasions it was a publication, known as the "Jamaica

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