January 28, 2021 – Today, Constable Melvin Whyte appeared by summons in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court regarding the offence of Assault Occasioning 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) on December 30, 2020.

Constable Melvin Whyte was charged in relation to an incident where a male was pepper-sprayed on the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on April 28, 2020.

The trial is set to commence on June 25, 2021.