October 7, 2022 – On October 6, 2022, JCF officers, Woman Corporal Karen Cunningham and District Constable Brandon Clarke were placed before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court, by way of summons. Woman Corporal Cunningham was charged for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm contrary to common law while District Constable Clarke was charged for the offence of Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm contrary to section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act. These charges were 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).
Woman Corporal Cunningham and District Constable Clarke were charged in relation to the assault of a man while he was in custody at a Kingston based Police Station Lock up. The incident occurred on March 11, 2021, during an altercation between the complainant and the officers. The medical reports for the complainant indicated haematomas and a fractured tooth, which required an extraction.
The matter was set for mention on November 10, 2022. All concerned parties were bound over.