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Cops to be charged for Mario Deane's death

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2014 | 9:06 PM

Several police personnel at the Barnett Street Police Station in St James are expected to be face criminal charges tomorrow in relation to the death of Mario Deane.



Police sources decline to say how many cops will be charged but say the officers have already being notified of the impending charges.



Our sources have also declined to disclose the specific charges which will be laid against the cops.



There is a protocol between the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) for officers to be notified in advance of pending criminal charges.



Mario Deane died in hospital on August 6 from injuries he received from an alleged beating at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, St James.



The police have maintained that Deane was beaten by cellmates but that has been disputed by his family.



Two inmates are now before the courts in relation to Deane’s death.



His death has drawn strong condemnation from local and international interest groups and resulted in days of street protests.



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