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Police inspector to face more cross-examination as enquiry resumes

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 11:06 AM

A police inspector will face more cross-examination when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes this morning in downtown Kingston. 

This is the last week of the current session of public hearings for this year. 

Lawyers at the enquiry will continue to question Inspector Devon Harris, who was assigned to the Police Area 4 Scenes of Crime Unit in 2010 at the time of the May 2010 police-military operation in Tivoli Gardens. 

Last week, he testified that police crime scene investigators were not dispatched to Tivoli Gardens until June 4, 2010, eleven days after the start of the operation on May 24. 

The enquiry has heard evidence that by May 25, Tivoli Gardens was fully under the control of the security forces to the extent that a civilian team including the then public defender, was able to visit the community. 

Crime scene investigators are required to forensically process an area where it is believed that a crime occurred and collect potential evidence for use in the future.

After breaking later this week, the enquiry will sit for the last time in February next year.