Policeman whose child died in locked car charged with manslaughter

- Offered $750,000 bail

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The St Elizabeth cop whose 18-month-old daughter died after being locked in his car has been charged with manslaughter.

Detective Sergeant Sheldon Dobson was offered bail in the sum of $750,000 when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Santa Cruz on Monday morning after being charged for the January 17 incident where he left his daughter inside his car while at work in Black River.

READ: One-year-old girl dies after left unattended in locked car by police dad

Dobson is assigned to the Black River police station. The child’s mother is a sergeant of police in the same St Elizabeth Division.

Shaleah Dobson died two days after being forgotten in the back of her father’s car for several hours.

READ: Policeman whose child died in locked car will be charged, Commissioner says

The policeman is to return to court in Balaclava on October 25.

He is being represented by attorney-at-law Thomas Levene.

— Kasey Williams

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