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Cop charged with breaches of INDECOM Act to return to court August 13

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 10:01 AM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

The trial of Deputy Superintendent of Police Albert Dyer who is charged with breaches of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act is set to continue in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on August 13.

Defence Attorney Peter Champagnie has described the approach of INDECOM amounts to an "Ambush trial".

He said prosecuting attorney Richard Small was marshalling evidence on questions that have not been disclosed to the Defence.

Resident Magistrate Ann-Marie Nembhard concurred that full disclosure is to be given.

The matter was then adjourned with Chief Investigator Dave Anthony Lewin to continue his testimony.

Allegations are that on August 29, 2013 police personnel from the St Catherine South division fatally shot a woman in Windsor Heights, Central Village.

Personnel from INDECOM reportedly went to the Central Village police station to secure the weapons involved.

However, DSP Dyer is said to have taken the weapons and refused to hand them over.

He was served with a summons on November 20 to appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court.

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