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Victim support coordinator feels betrayed by cops

Published:Saturday | March 22, 2014 | 6:22 PM

Victim Support Coordinator for the parish of Trelawny, Reverend Owen Watson says he feels betrayed by the actions of the police that allegedly resulted in the death of Kamoza Clarke.

Reverend Watson was speaking at an emotional funeral service held today for Clarke in Bunker’s Hill, Trelawny.

Clarke, who was believed to be experiencing a mental breakdown, was beaten into a vegetative state at the Falmouth Police Station last October and succumbed to his injuries last month.

Four members of the Island Special Constabulary Force are facing charges of wounding with intent, but those charges are expected to be upgraded.

Reverend Watson says he feels betrayed that persons who have been given the responsibility to serve, reassure and protect, acted outside that responsibility.

The result, he says, is the premature end to the life of someone who could have made a significant contribution to nation building.


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