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Soldiers say they saw policemen kill innocent people in Tivoli

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Chairman, Sir David Simmons.

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is in possession of explosive evidence that soldiers allegedly saw policemen kill innocent civilians in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 West Kingston operation, law enforcement sources have revealed.

The commission is reportedly in possession of evidence from three soldiers who say they saw as many eight police personnel kill a number of innocent civilians.

The Commission Chairman, Sir David Simmons is to rule at 1.30 p.m whether the soldiers will give evidence at the enquiry.

In the meantime, our sources say consideration is being given to have the soldiers testify from a location other than the Jamaica Conference Centre where the Enquiry is being held.

The matter was among issues discussed during a closed door sitting of the enquiry this morning.