Sun | Oct 21, 2018

'Chucky' Brown Trial | Brown allegedly told INDECOM officer that senior cop supplied 'special' police squad with guns

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:06 PM

Nickoy Wilson, Gleaner writer

Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Hamish Campbell testified this morning that police constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown told him that a senior officer in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) supplied him and other members of the 'special' police squad with resources to carry out extrajudicial killings.

Testifying at the trial in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, Campbell said that Brown made the admission at a meeting at INDECOM's headquarters in St Andrew on August 10, 2013.

He told the court that during the meeting Brown told him that "the team was supplied with a motor vehicle and keep and care M-16 rifles and ordinary hand guns."

According to the witness, Brown also identified a senior officer in the Clarendon Police Division who he said supplied the squad with these weapons.

Campbell told the court that keep and care firearms are retained by a cop and can be carried on and off-duty noting that M-16 rifles do not usually fall into this category.

Brown is being tried for the January 2009 murder of Robert 'Gutty' Dawkins and the 2012 murders of Dwayne Douglas and Andrew Fearon.

Both incidents happened in Clarendon.

The policeman is also facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder and wounding with intent.

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