Senior cop to be investigated

January 26, 2016

A team from INDECOM is expected to question a Senior Superintendent of Police, who is under investigation following the shooting of a pregnant woman in Montego Bay, St James, on the weekend.

The woman is currently in serious condition after being shot in the back.

It is reported that the police and members of the Transport Authority were conducting a spot check in Westgate when they signalled a taxi driver to stop.

According to official reports, the driver disobeyed and this led to a high-speed chase. It is reported that the cab smashed into other vehicles.


The senior superintendent and a district constable, who were involved in the chase, reportedly opened fire on the cab. It was later discovered that the woman was shot. Four other passengers, including children, were also in the vehicle.

The firearms of the senior superintendent and the district constable have been seized by INDECOM. The Bureau of Special Investigation and the Inspectorate of Constabulary are also probing the incident.

The driver of the taxi has been arrested and charged. He reportedly has several outstanding tickets and has been charged with several traffic violations, including dangerous driving and disobeying the police.

He is scheduled to appear in court later this week.

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