August 2, 2022 – Today, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Corporal Miguel Ebanks and Constable Purcell Carter, two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were placed before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court, to answer to a Murder charge and other related offences. These charges were as a result of an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), with support from the JCF, and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Corporal Ebanks and Constable Carter were each charged with the following offences:

  • Murder
  • Shooting with intent
  • Making use of a firearm to commit a felony

Corporal Ebanks was further charged with two counts of committing an act of corruption, contrary to section 14(1)(a) of the Corruption (Prevention) Act.

Corporal Ebanks and Constable Carter were charged in relation to the fatal shooting of Phillip Wallace at East Kirkland Heights, St. Andrew on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Corporal Ebanks and Constable Carter will remain in police custody until the next mention date. The officers will return to court on Friday, August 5, 2022.