May 16, 2018 – Detective Constable Shawn Pennington was today arrested by the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) and charged for the murder of Rishawn Oliver following an investigation by the The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
Mr. Pennington was taken before Parish Judge, Mr. Evan Brown, in the St. Catherine Home Circuit Court. He was granted bail in the sum of $800,000.00, with sureties and all previous bail conditions remained the same. The matter was adjourned for mention on October 25, 2018.
The case was dismissed by the Parish Court Judge on May 8, 2018 because of the Judge’s interpretation of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Police Federation v INDECOM.