Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Cases against cops relative to Mario Dean’s death postponed again

Mario Deane

Mario Deane

The cases involving three police officers who were charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) in connection with the beating death of Mario Deane in the Barnett Street lockup in Montego Bay, St James in 2014, was postponed in court on Monday.

The police officers face charges of manslaughter, misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

The cases were called up at the start of the Michaelmas Term in the St James Circuit Court.

The matters have been suspended until January 18, 2021.

The cases were postponed after the lawyers representing the accused police personnel expressed their preference for a jury trial. This is while jury trials have been suspended since March amidst COVID-19 concerns nationally.

The three accused cops are Woman Corporal Elaine Stewart, District Constable Marlon Grant and District Constable Juliana Clevon.

Their bails were extended until the next court day.

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