INDECOM probing alleged assault of Clarendon murder accused Rushane Barnett, while in police custody
The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM has launched a probe into the alleged assault of Rushane Barnett while in police custody.
Barnett who has been charged with the murder of a mother and her four children in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, last week, is in police lock up.
In a statement, INDECOM noted that it is investigating comments, purportedly made by Mr. Barnett to Justice Leighton Pusey, during the accused‘s first appearance in the Home Circuit Court on Tuesday, as published by local media.
INDECOM added that yesterday (June 29), investigators visited the police lock-up, where Barnett was preliminarily interviewed in relation to his allegations as reportedly expressed during the court proceedings.
The commission also said it sought medical intervention for the complainant through the submission of an INDECOM medical request visitation form.
INDECOM noted that it was assured by the custody inspector that steps will be taken to facilitate a doctor’s visit as soon as possible.
The commission says its investigation continues, which will include a recorded statement from Barnett and a request for the official transcript of the court proceedings to verify the alleged comments.