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'Death squad' cop gets seven-day bail to attend father's funeral

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:47 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, who is facing two murder charges as part of the so-called police death squad cases, was today offered bail for seven days under strict conditions.

The bail offer was made in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston in time to allow Brown to attend the funeral of his father, former Senior Superintendent Herman Brown.

The funeral is scheduled for this weekend.

Constable Brown, who has been in custody since 2014, was offered bail in the sum of $500,000 and ordered to surrender his travel documents and to reside in Manchester.

He must report to the Manchester offices of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) everyday for the seven days he is on bail.

Brown was also ordered not to interfere with the witnesses in the case and must report to INDECOM on April 15 to be returned to custody.

Brown was initially charged by INDECOM with three counts of murder.

One of the cases was dismissed last month after a seven-member jury found him not guilty of killing 20-year-old Phaebian Dinnal in May Pen, Clarendon in February 2010.

The other cases are scheduled to be tried in September.