Two cops charged in relation to fatal East Kirkland Heights shooting

CORPORAL Miguel Ebanks and Constable Purcell Carter, two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), were Tuesday placed before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to answer to murder and other related offences in relation to the fatal shooting of Phillip Wallace at East Kirkland Heights, St Andrew, on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

The charges, according to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), were as a result of an investigation by the agency, with support from the JCF, and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Corporal Ebanks and Constable Carter were each charged with murder, shooting with intent, and making use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Corporal Ebanks, according to INDECOM, was also charged with two counts of committing an act of corruption, contrary to section 14(1) (a) of the Corruption (Prevention) Act.

Corporal Ebanks and Constable Carter were charged.

The two policemen will remain in police custody until the next mention date on Friday, August 5.

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