After Fitz Bailey (pictured), a senior police commander in Jamaica, accused gays of being the main perpetrators of lottery scams, the nation's top police officer said that was not true.
Commissioner Owen Ellington was not happy with Bailey's statement and expressed regret "for any concern, anxiety, and any appearance of unfair labeling which may have been construed." Ellington also said the Jamaican Constabulary Force does not single out individual groups in their policing procedures.
A public disavowal of homophobia is incredibly rare in Jamaica, which is believed to be the most antigay nation in the Caribbean, if not the world. Meanwhile, Bailey has refused to apologize or take back his accusation that gays scam Jamaica's lottery system.