JAMAICA: Western Kingston Enquiry gets underway today - EntornoInteligente

Entornointeligente.com / RJR News / Four years after more than 70 persons were killed in the West Kingston incursion the Commission of    Enquiry into the incident is scheduled to commence today.

The three member Commission, chaired by former Chief    Justice of    Barbados, Sir David Simmons, is to investigate the circumstances under which persons were killed during the operation in May 2010.

The Commission will also investigate whether the rights of    West Kingston residents were violated by members of    the security forces in their pursuit of    Christopher “Dudus” Coke. The Commission could recommend compensation if    it is determined that their rights were violated.

RJR News has been informed that more than 30 witnesses, most of    them West Kingston residents, are scheduled to give testimony. Members of    the Police High Command and military are also expected to be called at the enquiry.

In the meantime, RJR News understands that lawyers for former Prime Minister Bruce Golding have been in contact with the Secretariat of the Commission.   It is not known whether Mr. Golding will be called to testify. Sources say the Commission could also call former Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington.

The other members of    the Commission are retired judge of    the Court of    Appeal Hazel Harris and Director of    the Institute of    Criminal Justice and Security at the University of    the West Indies, Anthony Harriott.

Spokesperson for the Secretariat of    the West Kingston Commission of    Enquiry, Maria Jones, says today’s sitting will focus mainly on administrative matters.


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