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Tivoli report to be tabled today

Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 | 9:11 am Comments 0
Public Defender Earl Witter - file photo.
Public Defender Earl Witter - file photo.

The Public Defender’s report into the 2010 incursion into West Kingston by the security forces is to be tabled in parliament today.

The Public Defender completed his report last month, after missing several deadlines.

In May 2010, members of the security forces went into Tivoli Gardens after former west Kingston strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke.

Coke was wanted for extradition to the United States to face gun and drug related charges.



Members of the security forces and thugs loyal to Coke traded fire in intense gun battles, leaving more than 70 people dead.

The security forces also said they recovered dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Residents accused members of the security forces of extrajudicial killings and destroying their homes and businesses.

At that time, the Office of the Public Defender said it received more than 700 complaints of excesses by the security forces from residents.

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