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Lawyers to seek bail for 'death squad' cop after case fails to start today

Published:Monday | April 3, 2017 | 11:49 AM

Lawyers for police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are to make an application on Wednesday for him to be released on bail.

Prosecuting attorneys have, however, indicated that they will oppose the application.

Brown has been in custody since 2014 when he was arrested in the so-called police death squad probe.

Two weeks ago, he was freed on one count of murder and was scheduled to go on trial today in another of the police death squad cases.

However, the trial has been rescheduled to September 18.

Attorney-at-law Norman Godfrey, who is representing Constable Brown, indicated, in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston  this morning, that his client is seeking bail for a number of reasons.

Among them, Godfrey says, is that Mr Brown wants to attend the funeral of his father, late Senior Superintendent of Police Herman Brown, which is scheduled for this Saturday.

Constable Brown was charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations with three counts of murder arising from separate incidents in Clarendon.