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Tivoli Enquiry: INDECOM raises concerns about disclosure of materials

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 1:32 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) accused the legal teams representing the police and soldiers of being unfair in their disclosure of materials.

INDECOM commissioner, Terrence Williams said cross-examinations are continuing while the enquiry does not have the benefit of certain documents in the possession of some lawyers.

Williams was supported by Bruce Golding’s lawyer, Ransford Braham, who also pointed to his problem with the absence of media reports referred to in cross-examinations.

But the attorney for the Jamaica Defence Force, Linton Gordon responded that it would be impossible to get copies of every media report referred to.

He said the calls from the INDECOM head should be rejected as restrictions could prevented witnesses from answering questions.

The enquiry's chairman, Sir David Simmons, said the rules of evidence observed in courts are not binding in an enquiry.

Yesterday, Sir David ruled that the police, soldiers and other entities have until February 27 to release all documents relevant to the enquiry.

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