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Cop in St Thomas shooting taken off front line

Published:Monday | September 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Following the shooting death of a pregnant woman and the injuring of her sister Saturday afternoon during a confrontation with the police in Yallahs, St Thomas, the policeman involved has been removed from front-line duty and taken into custody as the Independent Commission of Investigations and the police commence separate investigations into the matter.

The police had to move to protect the policeman's family, whose lives were threatened. The Police High Command has deployed members of the Police Chaplaincy Unit, including the force chaplain, to St Thomas to assist and to offer counselling to both families involved.

Further details will be made available as investigation continues.