UPDATE: Police inspectorate probes death of motorcyclist
The Police High Command has instructed the Inspectorate of the Constabulary to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a motorcyclist in the Springfield area of Westmoreland on Wednesday.
There has been intensified protest by residents over the circumstances that led to the death.
Twenty-three-year-old Kemar Powell, a labourer of Mooreland Hill, Westmoreland died after his motorcycle crashed during what residents say was a police chase.
It is reported that about 10:30 p.m., the police were conducting a vehicular check point when Powell was signaled to stop.
The police say he disobeyed and later lost control of the motorcycle when then collided into a utility pole.
Powell was taken to hospital where he was being treated; however, he succumbed to his injuries on Friday, January 30.
The Police High Command has expresses condolences to the family and residents.
However the police say any protest must be done in a peaceful and orderly fashion in accordance with the law.
The matter has also been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).
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