November 15, 2018 – Constable Collis Brown has been found guilty on five counts in the Supreme Court this afternoon. He was charged with three counts of murder, wounding with intent and conspiracy to commit murder.
This case has identified a range of wrongdoings in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and INDECOM continues to investigate such allegations. INDECOM hopes that the JCF will continue its reform efforts, and we continue to encourage that the police abide by the law whilst enforcing the law and urge good officers to speak out when they see misconduct.
The Commission recognizes the hard work of the investigative team and the prosecution team, both retained by INDECOM and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP was particularly of great assistance during the prosecution of this case. This investigation was also supported by senior elements within the JCF, who provided the necessary cooperation for INDECOM to conduct its investigations.
Cons. Collis Brown will be sentenced on December 20, 2018.