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Enquiry: 47 persons from in and around west Kingston killed during 2010 operation

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:59 PM

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry was today informed that 47 of the more than 70 persons killed during the 2010 police-military operations were from areas in and around west Kingston.

Attorney-at-law Lord Anthony Gifford, who is representing the Office of the Public Defender, told the commission that the information was included in the agency's interim report on the operations, which was submitted to Parliament.

According to Gifford, 26 of those killed had Tivoli Gardens addresses, 12 were from Denham Town while nine were from other communities in west Kingston.

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has testified that police intelligence suggested that approximately 300 gunmen had been recruited to help resist the security forces' efforts to arrest drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.