INDECOM lays first charge in Jamaica
A police constable is the first member of the security forces in Jamaica to be charged by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).
Constable, Delroy Shaw, of the Traffic Headquarters on Elleston Road in east Kingston, was charged yesterday, following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Paula Llewellyn.
Constable Shaw was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on November 30.
The assault reportedly took place on May 26 last year, during a domestic dispute in which the complainant said the Constable hit him with a piece of board causing trauma and bruises.
The investigation into this complaint of abuse by a member of the security forces is one of more than 250 complaints that INDECOM took charge of when it began operations three months ago.