May 27, 2022 – On Thursday, May 26, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Officer, Corporal Kirk Haye was sentenced following his conviction on the charge of unlawful wounding relating to the shooting injury of a 13 year old girl. Corporal Haye was found guilty on February 10, 2022 in relation to the incident investigated by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

Corporal Haye was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for a period of two years. The sentence was handed down by Her Honour Miss Sanchia Burrell in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court.

The charge was in relation to the shooting injury of a now former student of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) School on June 30, 2016. During INDECOM’s investigation, it was ascertained that a man who was operating a “robot” taxi transporting students of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) and St. George’s College, was stopped by the police. This taxi stopped and then drove away and the police opened fire at the vehicle. One of the bullets hit the female student in the head. She was 13 years old at the time of the incident.