Attorney Blames Police For Collapse Of Dexter Street Anti-gang Case

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An attorney for an alleged member of the so-called Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang is blaming what he calls an attitude of ‘arresting then investigating’ for the collapse of the anti-gang case.

Attorney Alexander Shaw represented Jovian Herron.

His client was among nineteen alleged gang members who walked free in the Supreme Court yesterday after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions withdrew the case against them.

However, Mr. Shaw says yesterday’s withdrawal might not be the end of the matter.

The so-called gangsters were taken before the Supreme Court in 2017 on charges of being part of a criminal organization.

Yesterday, the Prosecution told the presiding judge, Vinette Graham Allen, that it couldn’t locate the star witness in the case.

Mr Shaw says the move was not surprising.

Alexander Shaw, attorney representing one of the alleged member of Westmoreland-based Dexter Street gang.

He was speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.



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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