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Cops in Kamoza Clarke case for court today

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 11:55 AM

Three of the five policemen who are facing charges arising from the death of Trelawny resident Kamoza Clarke are to return to court in Trelawny today.

Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown were each offered bail in the amount of $600,000 in the Trelawny Circuit Court when they last appeared in September.

They are charged with manslaughter arising from Clarke’s death following a beating he sustained while in custody at the Falmouth police lock-up on October 20, 2013.

Two other cops, district constables Desmond Lawrence and Tristan Turner, are charged with neglect of duty.

Thirty one year old Kamoza Clarke, who was mentally challenged, was beaten into a vegetative state while in custody on a charge of malicious destruction of property.

He died four months later while in intensive care at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James.