A human rights activist says a few years ago embattled Police Constable, Collis Brown, told her that he was a main member of a special squad within the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, which was mandated to “deal with people who needed to be dealt with”.
The human rights activist gave the testimony in the Home Circuit Court in Downtown Kingston yesterday.
According to the human rights activist, Brown made the confession when he visited the Fagan Avenue Headquarters of Jamaicans for Justice, JFJ, between 2012 and 2013.
The activist says Brown was not pleased that he was being blamed for a killing in May Pen Clarendon which he says members of the Police Force knew he did not carry out.
According to the human rights activist, Brown wanted asylum because he said his gun was taken from him for testing and he was transferred from the Clarendon Division to the 100-Man Police Station in Portmore St. Catherine.
The activist says Brown said he feared for his life because he knew too much about the inner workings of the special squad.
The human rights activist says she told Constable Brown that he may not be a suitable candidate for asylum and referred him to retired Police Commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin for advise.
Lead Prosecutor, Queen’s Counsel Caroline Hay, asked the human rights activist for details about what Brown reportedly described as the special JCF squad.
The human rights activist says Brown told her that the squad was to deal with those that needed to be dealt with and that it was not a squad that could be found in any other police force.
The activist and JFJ member says Brown told her that the squad had to deal with people or “sort out badman”.
Brown is otherwise known as Chuckie. He’s accused of murder and conspiracy in relation to the shooting of Robert ‘Gutty’ Dawkins and two other men between 2009 and 2012.
The trial is to resume at 10:00 this morning in the Home Circuit Court with testimony from an INDECOM senior official.