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Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, has paid tribute to Executive Chairman of the Police Public Complaints Authority (PPCA), Mr. Justice Lloyd Ellis, who died in hospital on Saturday morning.
Justice Ellis was appointed Chairman of the PPCA in May 2002 following a sterling career as a member of the judiciary where he rose to the rank of Senior Puisne Judge.
He retired on March 28, 2002.
In paying tribute, Senator Lightbourne recalled the impartial and objective approach with which Justice Ellis and his team carried out their mandate of investigating allegations of misconduct filed by members of the public against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and its Auxiliaries.
She noted that during his tenure Mr. Justice Ellis persistently advocated for a revision of the statute governing the Authority, noting that it was his feeling that “it should be expanded to deal with wider issues.”
Senator Lightbourne lauded Justice Ellis’ contribution to national development during his tenure on the bench and leadership of the PPCA and lamented his death as a great loss to the country.
“He was a true patriot and honourable member of the legal profession. We grieve his death but we are thankful for his life and his work. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ellis family, especially his wife Beryl, during this difficult period”.

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