Ex-Cop Charged with Murder

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An ex-member of Jamaica’s police force has been charged with murder after being deported from the United States.

He’s 24-year-old Oshane Thompson and is accused of killing Kriston Pearson at a party in May last year in St. Mary. The two reportedly had an argument over a woman.

In a press release on its website, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, confirmed Thompson’s deportation.

It says the former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, was removed from the US on an ICE Air Operations Charter flight. He was then transferred into the custody of Jamaican law enforcement officials.

Thompson was nabbed in New York City. He reportedly resigned from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, shortly after fatally shooting Pearson and fled to the US.

Another press release over the weekend issued by the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, says the Commission had concluded its investigations into the matter.

The Commission’s report containing a recommendation the ex-policeman be charged was submitted for ruling earlier this year.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed the recommendation. Thompson has been a suspect in the incident and was interviewed under caution by the Commission.

After he fled the island, INDECOM made inquiries of American officials to ascertain his location. Thompson is scheduled to face the court this week.

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In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.


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