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Alleged escape of witness in Deane case troubling, says CAPI

Published:Tuesday | September 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Dennis Meadows - File

Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor - Radio

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The lobby group Citizens’ Actions for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) says news that a witness in the Mario Deane case has escaped police custody is troubling.

Co-convenor of CAPI, Dennis Meadows, says the latest development further raises questions about the account the police have given of Deane’s death.

The police have maintained he was beaten by his cellmates.

However, Deane’s family have raised doubts about that account, and said they were first told he died as a result of a fall from his bunk.

Meadows says a witness as important as Ferguson should have been more closely guarded.

CAPI is calling for the immediate intervention of the new commissioner Dr Carl Williams, INDECOM and the police inspectorate to investigate.

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