INDECOM Charges 6 Cops After 4 Year Investigation Into Fatal Shooting

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The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, charged six members of the Constabulary Force, JCF, following a six and a half year investigation into a fatal shooting.

Among the members of the Constabulary to face the courts are a police Sergeant, a corporal, and four constables.

The policemen will face the court in relation to the killing of three men who were stopped at a checkpoint on Acadia Drive, St. Andrew on January 12, 2013.

The six charged are Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables Andrew Smith, Sheldon Richards, Orandy Rose, and Richard Lynch.

All six were charged today by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, I-PROB, following an investigation by INDECOM and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

They’re all charged with murder for the killings of Mathew Lee, Mark Allen, and Ucliffe Dyer.

Media reports from Saturday, January 12, 2013, suggest the three men were traveling in a motor vehicle when they were stopped at a police checkpoint close to the intersection of Acadia Drive and Evans Avenue.

A shoot out reportedly ensued between the occupants of the car and the police leading to the death of the three men.

The police said they seized a Mack-10 submachine gun and a 9mm pistol along with twelve rounds of ammunition following the incident. 

Deputy Commissioner of INDECOM, Hamish Campbell, says the Commission got a breakthrough when witnesses came forward.

Two other members of the police force have been reported for internal discipline for allegedly failing in their duties of preserving and protecting a crime scene.

All six members of the constabulary were taken before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court today where they were granted bail.

They’ll return to court on September 30.

INDECOM says their file in the matter was stalled for more than two years as the accused policemen pursued legal action.

Deputy Commissioner Campbell says the Commission is committed to completing all investigations, regardless of how long it takes.



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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