DPP rules cops to be charged for Alligator Pond killing

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn has ruled that two cops should be charged for the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Alligator Pond in Manchester on New Year's Day last year.

The cops, Detective Constable Tyrone Findlay and Constable Leonard Lindsay are to be charged with the murder of Anthony Richards and wounding with intent of Roshane Dixon.

Richards, 27, was shot several times and killed by the police while Dixon was shot and injured. According to eye witness reports Richards and Dixon were shot during an encounter with two policemen in plainclothes on the beach at Alligator Pond.

News of the ruling was applauded by human rights group Jamaicans for Justice.

"JFJ is pleased that the family of the men and the people of Alligator Pond have gotten some small measure of justice with this ruling by the DPP which will mean the accused police officers will answer to the charges in the Circuit Court," the group said in a media release.

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