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Commenting on Chucky's conviction would be inappropriate, says Commissioner

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, in responding to calls for a comment on the conviction of Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown on murder charges, says he cannot at this time comment as there are other matters in court connected to the conviction.

“The Office of the Police Commissioner assures the public that it has paid keen attention to the case and its outcome. Even before the case came to trial, several initiatives were put in place to address issues that may have arisen out of the evidence presented and findings and comments of other groups and individuals,” a statement from the Commissioner's office said this afternoon.

The disclosure follows concerns expressed by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica this morning that the Commissioner of Police is yet to make a public comment regarding Brown, who was said to be a member of a police death squad operating in Clarendon.

Read: PSOJ concerned about police commissioner's silence on conviction of 'death squad' cop

The Commissioner's office in its statement said that while it appreciates the interest of members of the media and other groups in having a comment on the conviction, it would be inappropriate at this time as there are other connected matters related to the conviction.

“The Office wishes to emphasise the imperative of all parties respecting the judicial process and to allow the law to take its course,” the statement said.

“Persons who carry out illegal acts whether they are police officers or not should face the courts,” it said, adding that in the current case, “the accused was convicted based on his own evidence.”

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