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Commissioner ordered to turn over records in Al Miller case

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



Resident Magistrate Stephanie Jackson Haisley has ordered the Police commissioner Owen Ellington to provide the court with telephone records relating to popular clergyman Al Miller.




The records include a 119 call and a police radio and telephonic transmission on June 22, 2010.



The magistrate says she wants to review the material to determine if it is subject to public interest immunity. 



RM Jackson Haisley ordered the police commissioner to provide the defence with attendance record at the Commissioner's Office for May 10, 19 and 22, 2010.



The defence has also requested any notes of meetings and conference between Miller, the Commissioner of Police and, Deputy Commissioner of Police Jevene Bent, who has since retired. 



The court in granting the request said that although Bent has retired she is still a compellable witness and so she could be subpoenaed in her own right to give evidence.



The defence said the material will be critical to prove that her client was in contact with law enforcement at the relevant time.



Miller had claimed that he was taking Coke to the US Embassy in Kingston to surrender when he was intercepted by the police.



However the authorities have denied that claim.



Miller is before the court on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and accessory arising from the arrest of Coke in 2010.



The pastor had his bail extended and was ordered to return to court on July 10.



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