Policeman whose child died in locked car will be charged, Commissioner says
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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson has expressed that as per the ruling of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), charges should be laid against the St Elizabeth police sergeant whose 12-month-old daughter died after being locked in his car.

“The recommendation was that he is to be charged so he will be,” Anderson said at a digital press conference on Tuesday.

The case file was sent to the DPP for a ruling on the tragic incident back in May.

READ: UPDATE: Cops send file of baby who died in car to DPP

The policeman, Detective Sergeant Sheldon Dobson, a detective sergeant assigned to the Black River Police Station, was supposed to have taken the infant to day-care but forgot, leaving her in the parked vehicle for hours while he worked elsewhere.

The infant was rushed to hospital but succumbed two days later.

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

Shereita Grizzle

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