Police constable on shooting charge offered bailFriday, June 11, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kemar Hutchinson, a 32-year-old police constable who is now facing the court on shooting charges was yesterday offered bail in the amount of $500,000 under strict reporting conditions.
Hutchinson was offered bail in the Corporate Area Criminal Court following a ruling by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions.
Allegations are that on February 28, 2020 at approximately 4:00 am, the constable pounced upon a 21-year-old resident of Love Kingston and shot him without lawful reason.
However, in applying for bail, Peter Champagnie — who represents Hutchinson — pointed out that a gun had been recovered from a resident during the shooting incident and the resident had been charged. He submitted that his client had fired in self defence.
Hutchinson will return to court on September 14, 2021.
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