Suspected death squad cop gets bail
Former police constable Witney Hutchinson, who is accused of being part of a Clarendon death squad, was yesterday offered bail in the sum of $700,000 with one or two sureties.
Bail was offered by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey following submissions by attorneys at law Carolyn Reid Cameron and Chukwuemeka Cameron.
Hutchinson is to report to the Malvern Police in St Elizabeth on Mondays and Thursday between 6 in the morning and 6 in the evening.
A stop order was also placed on him and he has been ordered to surrender his travel documents.
The former police constable was ordered to return to court on December 17 when the case will again be mentioned.
Hutchinson is charged with the May 5, 2011 murder of Sylvester Gallimore and the assault occasioning bodily harm of another civilian.
Twelve other Clarendon cops are now before the court on charges stemming from INDECOM’s investigations into allegations of extrajudicial killings in the parish.
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