Cops to face court Tuesday in killing of trainee at Police Academy

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 9:16 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Three policemen charged with the killing of a trainee at the Police Academy at Twickenham Park, St Catherine are to face the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s on Tuesday.

The cops are charged for the January 30, 2013 killing of Constable Ricardo McKenzie during a late-night tactical training exercise.

Five other trainees were also shot and injured in the incident.

According to reports at the time, live rounds were allegedly expended instead of the expected blanks and the six trainees were shot.  

The incident was reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) which submitted its case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions in May last year for a ruling.





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