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INDECOM questions police trainers, collects statements
2013-02-03 11:18:46 | (0 Comments)
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has commenced a probe into the deadly training exercise last Wednesday at the police training academy in which one was killed and five others injured. Yesterday, the agency collected statements from the police instructors who were leading the training exercise.
A recent passing-out parade for constables at the Jamaica Police Academy, Twickenham Park, St Catherine. - File
Senior public relations officer at INDECOM, Kahmile Reid, says the instructors also faced a second round of interviews with investigators yesterday. She says all the firearms involved in the incident are now at the lab for ballistics testing.
Police Constable Ricardo McKenzie was fatally shot, while five of his colleagues were wounded after live ammunition, instead of blanks, mysteriously found its way into the training exercise at the academy’s Firearm and Tactical Training Village.
Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has already indicated that the incident appears to be a breach of the standard operating procedure at the academy.
The six instructors have been interdicted and Commissioner Ellington has ordered a review of the standard operating procedure at the training facility.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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