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May Pen policeman accused of shooting mechanic removed from frontline duty

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2013 | 7:44 AM

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

A policeman accused of wrongfully shooting 37-year-old May Pen mechanic Michael 'Mikey' Harvey has been taken off front line duty.

Commander John Knight of the May Pen Police Station says the matter is being probed by the police and the Independent Commission of Investigations.

Commander Knight has also appealed to residents who have information on the incident to come forward and help the investigators.

The police reported that Mikey was injured during an exchange and that investigators recovered a gun from the scene.

However, yesterday a group of residents accused the police of a cover-up and gathered in front of the May Pen Police Station to protest the shooting.

Harvey, who was hospitalised, has since been charged with gun-related offences arising from the May 27 incident.


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