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Four St Andrew cops charged with murder of 'robot taxi' passenger

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2013 | 3:42 PM

Four St Andrew cops, two females and two males, have been charged with the November 16, 2010 murder of Trevor Edwards, who was a passenger aboard a 'robot taxi'.

Woman Constable Alecia Jones, Woman Special Constable Dian Thompson; Constables Zabidel Dewar, and Roan Dennis were arrested and charged today.

The police personnel, all attached to the Denham Town Police Station, appeared before Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court today to answer to the killing that occurred along Alexander Road, Kingston 13 on November 16, 2010.

The cops were interdicted and each offered bail in the sum of $500,000 with one surety; they were also ordered to surrender their travel documents and stop orders placed on them at all ports of entry.

The matter is set for mention on December 5.

Edwards was fatally shot by police while he was on board an unlicensed public passenger vehicle (also known as a 'robot taxi') with several other passengers.

The police reported that they were firing at men who had run from the car firing at them.

However civilian eye-witness accounts contradicted that of the police.


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