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INDECOM report into 'Kentucky Kid' case referred to Parliament special select committee

Published:Friday | January 23, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Leader of Government Business in the Senate A.J. Nicholson has moved to have the report of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into the Parliament for deliberation.

Last October, INDECOM submitted a report to the Parliament in which it accused the Director of Public Prosecutions of ineffective prosecution.

The oversight body also chided the DPP for her decision to put a permanent end to the case instead of putting the matter on hold.

Hill was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police in the community of Ivy Green Mews on December 8, 2009.

Following a probe into the incident, the DPP ruled that no one should be criminally charged and referred the matter to the Coroner’s Court for an inquest to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding Hill's death.

Last August, a coroner's jury ruled that the five cops accused of Hill's murder should be charged.

The case was brought to court but the matter was dismissed and the cops freed after the DPP told the court that it would be impossible to mount a viable case against the accused.

Speaking in the Senate this morning Senator Nicholson moved a motion calling for the matter to be examined by the Upper House.

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