|Listen to Live Jamaican Radio, Listen to Power 106 FM 24x7. Click Here to Listen Free | (Advertisement)|
INDECOM completes probe into Vanessa Kirkland killing
2013-02-18 08:51:44 | (0 Comments)
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says after a 10-month delay it has now completed its probe into the police shooting death of Immaculate Conception High School student, Vanessa Kirkland.
INDECOM says last Friday, the file was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a ruling.
The investigation began on March 20, 2012 but was not completed until February 6, 2013 because INDECOM said it had to await the final ballistics certificate from the Government Forensic Laboratory.
In addition INDECOM said in a September 2012 re-examination of the vehicle involved in the incident, an additional projectile was found that had to be submitted for analysis.
It says there was also difficulty in conducting interviews with some of the civilian witnesses.
The police had reported that about 9:47 p.m on March 20, 2012 a motor car was being pursued by a three-vehicle team from the Mobile Reserve following reports that the vehicle had earlier transported three men from a robbery in Portmore, St. Catherine.
The police further reported that on reaching Norman Lane, Kingston 13, the motor car stopped suddenly and two men fired on the first police vehicle.
According to the police, the fire was returned and Kirkland fatally shot.
Six other occupants were shot and injured.
A firearm was allegedly recovered.
Civilians however gave a conflicting account of the incident.
FOR MORE STORIES WATCH:
Like our new Facebook page
Follow us on Twitter
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
The opinions on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner. The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. To respond to The Gleaner please use the feedback form.
Go- Jamaica: Home | Business Directory | Jobsmart | Chat | Gallery | Videos | Events