Two policemen charged with murder
Two Police Constables charged with murder today (July 25) in relation to a March incident, were granted bail when they appeared in court.
The two cops are Constable Eveneene Gallimore and District Constable Kemar Sewell.
They are charged with the murder of George Green, in Christiana, Manchester, on March 19.
A release from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) says the police men appeared before the Mandeville Resident Magistrates Court today, where they were charged.
Indecom says the men were charged following the conclusion of an investigation by its officers and the ruling of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Reports are that on March 19, the Christiana police received information about a store being broken into on Main Street, Christiana.
Upon responding to the incident, two police officers entered the store and saw Green, who allegedly attacked them with a machete.
The officers fired in response.
Indecom says the incident was captured on a closed-circuit television, which was obtained by the agency's investigators.
The Commission’s forensics team processed the incident scene and the hands of the officers were swabbed by the Technical Services Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
The officers were then served with notices to give statements, a request to which they complied.
The Commissioner’s report was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions in April and DPP Paula Lewellyn ruled that Constables Gallimore and Sewell, be charged with murder.
Today, both officers were offered bail in the sum of $450,000 with surety.
They were also instructed to surrender their travel documents.
The clerk of court appeared for the prosecution, while attorney at law Churchill Nieta QC appeared for the officers.
The matter has been set for mention on September 19.