Indecom probing police negligence following death of inmate at Chapelton lock up

The Independent Commission of Investigations, Indecom, is probing whether police negligence played a part in the death of a man at the Chapelton Police lock up in Clarendon, on Monday morning.

Dead is 33 year old Rekema Bravo who was taken into custody on Saturday.

At the time of his death, he was charged and awaiting his first court date.

Reports are that at about 3:15 am, lawmen on duty heard unusual sounds coming from one of the cells and made checks.

Bravo was seen suffering from a wound, which was reportedly inflicted by other inmates.

He died at the May Pen hospital.

Speaking with Irie Fm news on Monday afternoon, Commissioner of Indecom, Hugh Faulkner said observations made during preliminary investigations suggest that bravo suffered head injuries.

He said 2 make shift iron weapons were recovered from his cell.

The commissioner said Indecom will seek to determine if negligence led to Bravo’s death.

He said so far this year, Indecom has investigated 9 incidents of deaths in custody.

Commissioner Faulkner said 3 occurred at a police station and 6 within the precinct of a correctional institution.


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