2 Cops Implicated In ‘Death Squad’ Freed Of Murder

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Two members of the police force who were before the court were freed of a murder charge in the Supreme Court this afternoon.

Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome White, were on trial for the 2012 killing of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought in Race Course, Clarendon.

The lawmen are accused of being a part of a Clarendon based death squad.

Following two days of summation by presiding judge, Justice Marcia Dunbar Green, the seven member jury was sent to deliberate.

After 45-minutes, the jury returned with a verdict of ‘not guilty’.

The prosecution, led by Queen’s Counsel, Caroline Hay, alleged that ‘Toby’ was murdered by the lawmen.

However, the defense, led by Queen’s Counsels, Valerie Neita Robertson and Kenneth Churchill Neita argued the lawmen acted in self defence.

This is the second so called Death Squad Trial where Detective Corporal Adams has been found not guilty.

However, the lawman still has two matters pending in the Supreme Court.

Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, is the most high profile conviction that the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, has secured in the so called Clarendon-based Death Squad Trials.

Constable Brown was sentenced to life in prison in January.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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