Police Constable Sentenced to 15-years


Constable Sherwood Simpson, who was in 2013 accused of being part of a team of Policemen who forced a man into the bushes, shot him and left him for dead, was today sentenced to 15-years imprisonment.

Simpson was convicted in the Gun Court in Kingston two weeks ago.

Constable Simpson was investigated and charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM.

He was prosecuted by the office of the DPP.

Simpson was convicted of illegal possession of firearm and wounding with intent.

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.