June 15, 2020 – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is providing updates on recent investigations.
Fatal Shooting of Susan Bogle
The post mortem for Ms. Bogle was conducted on June 12 by the Government Pathologist. During the examination, a single gunshot wound to the chest was observed. Present at the post mortem was also an independent observer at the request of the family. The Commission now awaits the official post mortem report and results from the ballistics examinations. All concerned officers have been interviewed.
Horizon Park, St. Catherine
A team from the South Eastern Regional Office commenced investigations into a discharge of firearm incident by police officers.
Over 200 spent casings were collected for processing. The weapons of the concerned officers, as well as the recovered firearm, were processed, boxed, and sealed. All forensic material will be tested at the Government Laboratory.
The fatal shootings and shooting injuries of the police officers involved in this incident is a matter for investigation by the MID unit of the JCF.
Teams from INDECOM and the JCF returned to the community today, to conduct further enquiries and additional forensic processing.
Cooreville Gardens, Duhaney Park, Kingston
Investigators assigned to the Eastern Regional Office, commenced investigations into the fatal shooting of an unidentified man, who is believed to be Damion Hamilton, but no formal identification has been made.
Initial accounts were taken from the concerned officers, and all have been noticed to attend the offices of the Commission for interviews this week.
INDECOM continues to denounce any unlawful attack against any citizen of Jamaica. The Commissioner and its staff continue to extend condolences to the JCF and the families of the police officers regarding the loss of life of Detective Corporal Dane Biggs and Constable Decardo Hylton and are hopeful for the full recovery of all officers who sustained injuries on June 12.