INDECOM Overseeing Investigation Into Killing of Constable Lynden Barrett


The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, is appealing to persons with information regarding the controversial killing of Police Constable, Lynden Barrett, to contact its offices.

INDECOM says it may be contacted through its Tip Line number at 1-888-935-5550 or 1-888-991-5555.

INDECOM appealing to eye witnesses to come forward.

In a statement this afternoon, it says the public must note that any information supplied will be treated in confidence.

The Commission says it will be providing oversight of the Police probe of Constable Barrett’s killing.

INDECOM says it notes that there are conflicting accounts regarding the circumstances under which Barrett’s life was taken.

The Commission say it’s vital that the allegations and concerns being expressed in some sections of Denham Town be addressed quickly and independently.

According to INDECOM, the Police High Command has been advised of its interest and are giving the fullest cooperation and access to relevant material.

Constable Lynden Barrett was gunned down on Wellington Street in Denham Town on Wednesday night.

Residents of Denham Town, including an alleged eyewitness who spoke to our news center, say he was shot dead by Police personnel.

But Commissioner Williams says such a claim is the product of mischief makers.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.