Thursday 4 June, 2020

Cop charged with murder following man’s death in Clarendon

A police constable was on Wednesday formally charged with murder following last month's shooting death of 34-year-old unemployed, Tenard Thompson, otherwise called ‘Dancer’, in his Longville, Clarendon community.

The accused has been identified as Constable Andre Thompson.

Reports from the May Pen police are that shortly after 5pm on Thursday, February 6, Thompson was standing along a roadway in his community when he was shot multiple times by armed men.

Residents in the community summoned the police, who upon arrival, found Thompson lying in a pool of blood.

He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Following probes by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), a file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), who ruled that the policeman be charged.

A date for the accused policeman to make his first court appearance has not yet been set.

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