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INDECOM boss confirms Owen Ellington being investigated in death squad probe

Published:Wednesday | February 4, 2015 | 2:55 PM
Ellington... resigned as Police Commissioner last year.

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) today confirmed that retired police commissioner Owen Ellington is under investigation in relation to the so-called Clarendon police death squad.

According to INDECOM boss, Terrence Williams, the investigation relates to the supervisory and command structure which existed for the Clarendon police at the time.

He says the probe takes into account who the police personnel in the division reported to all the way up to the police commissioner.

According to Williams, the investigation focuses on supervision and how officers reviewed persons under their command.

He says the probe is part of INDECOM’s wider role to investigate and make recommendations for the better management of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Owen Ellington surprised the nation when he resigned as Police Commissioner last year.

Ellington cited the investigation into police death squad in Clarendon, as one of the reasons for his departure.

The death squad probe relates to a unit within the Clarendon police alleged to have be tasked with eliminating civilians.


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