Caribbean police commissioners meeting in Jamaica

first_imgCaribbean police commissioners began a four-day meeting in Jamaica on Monday discussing the implication of crime on the growth and development of the region.The Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference is being held under the theme: ‘An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organized Crime – Implications for Regional Growth and Development’.Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, said the four-day event is being attended by officials from 25-member countries as well as Ministers of National Security and Tourism, and social development agencies.“There will be discussions about the challenges and priority matters related to securing the Caribbean, and the implications crime has on the growth and development of this country and others,” she said, adding that delegates would be discussing items such as community policing, gun violence, firearms trafficking in the Caribbean as well as difficulties in prosecuting gang cases and the emerging technologies and their impact on law enforcement.Garrick said that in regional cooperation, the ACCP seeks to combat criminal activities, such as narcotics, terrorism and organized crime.“It also focuses on how to improve the exchange of information in criminal investigations, the sharing of common services across the region to strengthen local efforts, which may include training, forensic analysis and research to effectively manage law enforcement agencies,” she said.last_img read more

Dodgers let big early lead slip away in loss to Rangers

first_imgUP NEXT: Dodgers (LHP Alex Wood) at Padres (RHP Garrett Richards), Monday, 1:10 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex, SportsNet LA, AM 570Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire THE GAME: The Texas Rangers scored eight runs in their last three at-bats, erasing a 7-1 lead and handing the Dodgers a 9-8 defeat Sunday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.PITCHING REPORT: Julio Urias was sharp in his first start (second appearance) of the spring. He allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, striking out three, walking one and hitting a batter. … Kenley Jansen gave up his first run of the spring on a solo home run by Todd Frazier. … Bullpen candidate Adam Kolarek didn’t help his cause in the fifth inning, allowing four runs on a single, double, walk and three-run homer by Nick Solak, a right-handed hitter. With the new three-batter minimum rule in place, the lefty specialist Kolarek is being evaluated this spring for his ability to retire right-handed hitters. … Dennis Santana continued to impress, turning in his sixth scoreless appearance of the spring. He replaced Kolarek and struck out the only batter he faced.HITTING REPORT: Will Smith was 2 for 19 before a two-run double in the first inning. … Cody Thomas hit his fifth home run of the spring. That ties for the Cactus League lead. … The Rangers struggled with a bright sun, leading to a three-run inning for the Dodgers in the fourth. Gavin Lux and Zach McKinstry had clean singles. But AJ Pollock’s pop fly dropped in, scoring a run, and Corey Seager’s fly ball to center field was lost in the sun, allowing another run to score. … Seager was 2 for 3 and is batting .333 (7 for 21) this spring.INJURY REPORT: Former Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun, who was traded to the Rangers as part of the Yu Darvish deal in 2017, was hit in the face by a pitch from Urias in the first inning. The 95-mph fastball appeared to catch the side of Calhoun’s helmet and the right side of his jaw. Calhoun remained on his knees near home plate for some time as trainers treated him. He was eventually helped off the field and taken to a Phoenix hospital. A CT scan showed Calhoun suffered a fracture in his jaw. Calhoun and Urias were teammates at Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2017. “I wasn’t myself after that,” Urias said of the fastball that got away from him. The two were teammates in OKC in 2017 and after the inning Urias asked Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor for Calhoun’s phone number so he can check on him. “He’s going to be in my prayers,” Urias said through an interpreter. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more