Cops who investigated colleague’s murder facing disciplinary action

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 | 1:37 PM    

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four detectives, who investigated the murder of one of their colleagues a few years ago, are facing disciplinary action for failing to appear in the Home Circuit Court on Monday.

The four were to appear when the case against Troy Burke and Everton Williams was called up.

Their absence, with no prior notice, drew the ire of Justice Lloyd Hibbert, who summoned the men’s superior, Senior Superintendent Terrence Bent, head of the Kingston West Police Division.

Hibbert expressed his displeasure to the senior cop and said that this type of tardiness added to the slow pace of the justice system.

Bent apologised for the men's absence and told Hibbert that he would be referring the four to Commissioner Owen Ellington, with a recommendation that they be disciplined.

Ellington had in the past used the Police's weekly Force Orders to warn against cops not turning up for court and said that sanctions would apply for this tardiness.

Burke and Williams are facing a charge of murder for the killing of Constable Richard King in the Corporate Area.





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Should the shift system be eliminated  in all high schools?
Not All

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon