Court gives Police Commissioner deadline to give documents to Al Miller
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The court has given Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington until October 1 to furnish outstanding documents requested at the trial of Reverend Al Miller, who is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Yesterday, Attorney-at-law Christopher Honeywell, who represents the Commissioner of Police, produced some of the material which Queen's Counsel Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, who is representing Miller, had previously requested.
Honeywell handed over the 1-1-9 records and telephone records from LIME and Digicel were also produced.
In July, Samuels-Brown had also requested the visitor attendance log at the police commissioner’s St. Andrew office for May 19 and 22, 2010.
However, Honeywell told the court that at that time the Office of the Police Commissioner was not keeping records of visits.
The court is yet to receive a formal statement from the police commissioner confirming that there was no visitor's registry kept for persons entering or leaving his office.
Miller has indicated that he wants the records to show that he visited the office to discuss his assistance in having former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher "Dudus" Coke surrender to the authorities.
Miller was ordered to return to court on November 19 when his trial will begin.
Miller was charged arising out of the incident on June 22, 2010 when his motor vehicle was intercepted by the police and Coke was found travelling with him.
When Miller was questioned he stated that he was on his way to hand over Coke to the authorities in keeping with United States’ request for Coke’s extradition.
Miller also said that this was in keeping with discussions and agreements he had with the Commissioner of Police and officials of the American Embassy in Jamaica.
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