Former police constable charged with manslaughter of man killed in 2005
Former police constable, Kadia Warren, is to be brought before the Manchester Circuit Court on October 14 in relation to the shooting death of Kevin Foster.
Warren was charged with manslaughter following a recent ruling by a jury in the Coronor’s Court.
Foster was killed on September 5, 2005.
He was reportedly shot while traveling in a car with family members along the Spur Tree Hill Main Road in Manchester.
Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has hailed the ruling saying the family of Kevin Foster has gotten a small measure of justice.
And JFJ says given that it took more than eight years for the case to reach to this point, it hopes that it will be thoroughly, effectively and expeditiously prosecuted.
The lobby group says evidence was given at the Inquest that on the day in question two police personnel, who were on foot, signalled the vehicle Foster was travelling in to stop.
The vehicle had reportedly started to slow when the police fired a shot which blew out the front tyre of the car.
The driver reportedly sped up and made it to the Mandeville police station where it was discovered that Foster, who was in the backseat had been shot.
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police reportedly stated that after they signalled the car to stop it drove towards them and they opened fire in self defence.
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