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Cops freed of killing mentally ill man

Published:Monday | July 29, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Detective sergeant Claudia Green and Corporal Omar Crossdale were today freed of the murder of a mentally ill man after the Crown offered no further evidence.

The two were accused of the 2002 fatal shooting of 25-year-old Damion Roache.

However, when the matter was called up in the Home Circuit Court today the Director of Public Prosecution entered a nolle prosequi essentially bring an end to the case unless there is further developments.

Detective sergeant Green and Corporal Crossdale had been out on bail.

On July 5 last year a Coroner’s jury ruled that four police personnel should be charged in relation to Roache’s death.

The two other accused Garfield Wynter and Fabian Johnson were not brought before the court because they are no longer members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and were residing abroad.

Roache was shot dead on November 15, 2002 on White Wing Walk, Olympic Gardens in Kingston 11.

The autopsy report revealed that there were five gunshot wounds to the body.


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