March 13, 2020 – Today, Detective Constable Owen McCleary was charged with the offence of 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).

Det. Con. McCleary was charged in relation to the assault of a woman who was riding her motorcycle along the Mandela Highway in the vicinity of the Ferry Police Station, when she collided into a vehicle and was subsequently assaulted by a police officer. The incident occurred on August 17, 2018.

Det. Con. McCleary appeared before the Spanish Town Parish Court, where he was granted bail. The matter was adjourned for mention on May 25, 2020.