THE Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has opened an investigation into reports that reputed gangster Christopher 'Dog Paw Linton was beaten by security personnel in the Horizon Adult Remand Centre.
INDECOM Commissioner Terence Williams told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that the agency's Special Case Unit was investigating the incident that reportedly occurred last week Wednesday.
Two days ago, Linton gave a statement to INDECOM investigators regarding the matter.
He said he was beaten by a member of the Jamaica Defence Force in his cell because he was throwing water in the passageway in front of his cell.
Linton was treated in-house for an injury to the hand.
INDECOM will be moving to obtain closed-circuit television footage of the incident, if any exists.
Linton's attorney, Dianne Jobson, has been reported as saying that Linton was handcuffed and beaten.
This is Linton's second run-in with security personnel at the maximum security facility in less than a year.
News of this latest incident comes as Linton is scheduled to be sentenced in the High Court Division of the Gun Court today.
He was convicted last month of illegal possession of firearm and shooting with intent.