March 16, 2023 – Today, March 16, 2023, a member of the Department of Correctional Services, Correctional Officer Andre Morris, was placed before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court, to answer to the charge of Murder. This charge was as a result of an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Correctional Officer Morris was charged in relation to the death in custody of Garret Anthony Brown also known as Darron Brown at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre on July 4, 2020. It was reported that there was an altercation between Correctional Officer Morris and the now deceased, resulting in the Correctional Officer striking Brown with a baton.

Correctional Officer Morris was offered bail in the sum of $500,000.00 with three sureties and reporting conditions.

A mention date was set for May 16, 2023.