Cops have more questions for Alkaline

February 13, 2017


Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch Ealan Powell said the police are not yet through with its questioning of dancehall artiste Alkaline, who has been in jail since Thursday.

"He remains in custody. We have a few more questions that we would like to ask of him, and at the end of that a determination would be made," Powell, an assistant commissioner of police, told THE STAR.

His attorney Peter Champagne, however, seems set to file a habeas corpus application at the resumption of the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court today for the artiste to be released.


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In a previous interview, the defence attorney said he intends to place the matter before the court on Monday if Alkaline was not released by then.

The deejay, whose given name is Earlan Bartley, was called in by the police to answer questions in relation to the murder of Rohan Morris, who was killed on January 13.

"He has professed his innocence to them as best as he could, gave cooperation in terms of their investigations," Champagnie has said.

When our news team contacted Kerina Beckford the deejay's managr, yesterday in relation to his detention, she told THE STAR, "I cannot speak on that matter at this moment."

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