August 11, 2020 – Today (August 11, 2020), two officers appeared before the Courts following investigations by The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and rulings by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
Woman Sergeant (W/Sgt.) Janice Chambers
W/Sgt. Chambers was charged for breach of s. 33 of the INDECOM Act, for failing to provide a statement and/ or answer questions relating to an assault in custody at Lucea Police Headquarters on April 4, 2016.
W/Sgt. Chambers appeared in Lucea Parish Court this morning, where she pleaded guilty to the charge.
Sentencing has been set for August 24, 2020.
District Constable Damion Watson
District Constable Watson was charged with the offence of wounding with intent in relation to a shooting injury incident of a teenager on April 14, 2016 at Elm Crescent in Kingston.
The allegations are that during his chase of an alleged robber, upon seeing two males, District Constable Watson discharged his private licensed firearm. One of the two males, a teenager, was shot and was taken to the hospital treatment. The other, an alleged robber, was charged, subsequently placed before the court and was acquitted by way of no evidence being offered.
District Constable Watson appeared before the Corporate Area Parish Court where he was granted bail in the sum of $350,000.00 with 1-2 sureties. He was ordered to surrender his travel documents and has reporting conditions. The matter has been transferred to the Committal Court for mention on September 4, 2020.