Trial of cop involved in Buckfield killing postponed
The long-awaited trial of police sergeant Lloyd Kelly has been delayed.
The case was set to get underway in the Home Circuit Court today but had to be postponed due to the absence of witnesses.
It’s to be heard on February 25 next year.
Kelly is charged with the murder of St. Ann man Ian Lloyd, otherwise called ‘Chen-Singh’.
The shooting happened July 29, 2010 and was captured on amateur video.
The video-recorded shooting had sparked public outrage, after being broadcast in sections of the media.
It is alleged that the police were called to the community of Buckfield in St. Ann, following an incident involving Chen-Singh and a woman.
It is reported that Chen-Singh, who was from Pineapple in Ocho Rios had stabbed the woman to death.
A constable, who was part of the police team which went to apprehend Chen-Singh, was caught on tape beating him while he was on the ground.
A plain-clothes policeman identified as Detective Sergeant Lloyd Kelly was caught on tape shooting a subdued Chen-Singh in full view of on-lookers.
The policeman has since been charged with murder.