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'Death squad' cop arrested on deportation from Canada

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 11:43 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has arrested and charged Constable Whitney Hutchinson in connection with the Clarendon death squad probe.



Hutchinson has been charged with the May 5, 2011 murder of Sylvester Gallimore and the assault occasioning bodily harm of another civilian.



Constable Hutchinson, who is attached to the May Pen Police Station, was arrested by INDECOM investigators assisted by the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) at the Norman Manley International Airport at 11 p.m. on arrival from Canada.



He is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, November 21.



Hutchinson entered Canada legally in 2011 to visit family, shortly after Gallimore's murder.



A year later, an arrest warrant was issued in Jamaica for Hutchinson, but it was not until June this year that the Canadian police were approached to help locate him.



A week later, Gallimore was held in a Toronto neighbourhood and this evening he was deported back home.



Hutchinson is among 11 Clarendon cops implicated in the alleged murder of several civilians in the parish.



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