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Do not rush to judgment in Mario Deane case, says Acting Commish

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 8:08 AM
Glenmore Hinds - File

Karlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Acting Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds is appealing for members of the public to remain calm and allow the investigations surrounding the controversial beating death of Mario Deane to run its course.




Deane died three days after he was severely beaten in the Barnett Street Police Station last week.



The circumstances surrounding his death remain uncertain as there are conflicting reports as to how he sustained his injuries.



Deane’s family has been suspicious of the police, since reports surfaced that doctors were told he received his severe injuries after falling from a bunk bed.



The police maintain he was beaten by cell mates.



Two of Deane’s cell mates, Marvin Orr and Adrian Williams, were subsequently charged for his murder.



However, persons have been skeptical of the development as both Orr and Williams reportedly suffer from mental health problems.



Acting Commissioner Hinds says while the issue is an emotional one, persons should not rush to conclusions as to what took place.



He says it is up to the courts to decide whether charges should have been laid against Orr and Williams.



The Acting Commissioner also had strong words for the media as well.



According to Hinds, the matter should not be tried in the press.



Hinds was speaking in an interview with The Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre last evening.



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