August 14, 2019 – Constable Jafari Pearson was yesterday (August 13) charged by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, following an investigation by The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). Con. Pearson was charged in relation to the assault of a man who was in custody at the Lucea Police Station Lock-up in 2014.

Con. Pearson was taken before the Lucea Parish Court, where he was granted bail in the sum of $100,000.00, with sureties and ordered not to interfere with the witnesses in the case. The matter was adjourned for mention on September 20, 2019.