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JDF commander to take witness stand as West Kingston Enquiry resumes for another week

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 10:25 AM

Another military commander is expected to take the witness stand when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes this morning in downtown Kingston. 

Since last week, Jamaica Defence Force personnel including members who had commanding responsibilities during the May 2010 operation to capture Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have been giving testimonies. 

JDF medical officer Major Gayle Ranglin-Edwards has disclosed that 11 soldiers have suffered permanent disabilities as a result of injuries sustained in police-military operation in Tivoli Gardens.

She also testified that 14 of the 26 soldiers suffered gunshot wounds.

A commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jamie O'Gilvie, told the commission that two JDF members were demoted and two others sentenced to military prison because of their conduct during the operations. 

The enquiry is looking into the circumstances surrounding the operation which was aimed at arresting Coke.

More than 70 persons were killed during the operation.