December 14, 2020 – On December 13, The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) responded to and began an investigation into the fatal shooting of 43 year old farmer, Glester White, which occurred in the St. Dacres community of St. Ann. The investigation is being led by Investigators attached to INDECOM’s Central Regional Office.
It is alleged that an off duty Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officer intervened in a dispute between the deceased, who was reportedly armed with a machete, and residents over the sharing of a water tank. The deceased was subsequently shot multiple times and he fell into the water tank.
It was also reported that the concerned officer’s property, a Probox motor car was damaged by fire, allegedly by residents, as well as another resident’s house. A JCF officer who later responded to the incident scene reported that he had cause to discharge his firearm as residents hurled stones at the officers.
The scene and body of Mr. White were processed by INDECOM. All forensic material, to include the weapons of the concerned officers, were seized, boxed, sealed and will be submitted to the Government Laboratory for testing.
The concerned officer, involved in the fatal shooting, was served with a Section 21 notice for interview, which is scheduled for tomorrow – Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
INDECOM’s investigation is still in the earliest stages and we appeal to all persons who were involved in, or witnessed the alleged dispute with Mr. White to contact our offices and provide any information they may have. Persons with information about this incident are being asked to call INDECOM at (876) 968-8875, (876) 968-1932. Persons can also send information, photos or videos via whatsapp at 876-553-5555.