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Two Falmouth cops charged with Kamoza Clarke's murder

Published:Monday | March 31, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Additional charges have been laid on two of the four cops who were charged for the October 20, 2013 alleged assault of Kamoza Clarke at the Falmouth police lock-up.

Clarke who was said to be mentally ill, later died.

READ: Man beaten by police at Falmouth lock-up succumbs

District Constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown were charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and misconduct in a public office while district constables Desmond Lawrence and Triston Turner were charged with Neglect of Duty.

District Constables Eccleston and Brown have now been charged with murder.

Another policeman identified as Sergeant Derrick Henry has also been charged with murder.

The three have received bail in the sum of $600,000 for the murder charge.

Meanwhile, bail has been extended for the other two cops.

All five cops are scheduled to reappear in court on May 28 when the case is to be heard.


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