Cop un­der probe for shoot­ing nephew

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - AKERA DAVIS STAR Writer

Amem­ber of the Ja­maica Con­stab­u­lary Force (JCF) is now un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter he re­port­edly shot and in­jured his 25-year-old nephew in the Cor­po­rate Area last Satur­day.

The sis­ter of the in­jured man said that her un­cle ac­cused his nephew of splashing bleach on clothes he had on the line. She said that the cop, in a fit of rage, pulled his weapon and shot the young­ster.

“My un­cle came in the yard and go round to the back where him hang out a suit on the line. Him say some­body throw bleach on it so him start curse and supme, and a say a me brother throw bleach on him clothes,” she re­lated.

“Him go over to my lit­tle brother and start ar­gue, then bounce him, and my brother chuck him back. Be­fore we know it, him back out him gun and shoot my lit­tle brother in his hand. That never please him so him go into his room and give him a shot in his back.”

WE ARE TRACK­ING IT

Both the In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion of In­ves­ti­ga­tions (INDECOM) and the JCF’s In­spec­torate and Pro­fes­sional Stan­dards Over­sight Bureau have com­menced probes.

“High probe is aware of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we are track­ing it from an ad­min­is­tra­tive stand­point,” As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice McArthur Suther­land told THE WEEK­END STAR.

He said that the St An­drew Cen­tral Crim­i­nal In­ves­tiga­tive Branch is also in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

At the same time, Denyelle An­der­son, se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer at INDECOM, said that the po­lice­man has sub­mit­ted a state­ment to INDECOM and would be in­ter­viewed and wit­ness state­ments are be­ing col­lected.

“The al­ter­ca­tion al­legedly arose from a do­mes­tic dis­pute and the con­cerned of­fi­cer, who was off duty at the time of the in­ci­dent, used his per­sonal firearm,” An­der­son said.

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