Cop says ex-gangster showed him gang's murder sites
The lead investigator in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday listed about 10 different locations in St Catherine where a former gang member said gangsters committed murders.
Among the areas was a spot on Thompson Pen Road where a triple killing had occurred. The cop testified that the ex-gangster, the prosecution's second witness, had travelled with him and two other policemen in a service vehicle and pointed out the different alleged murder scenes in St Catherine, and one at Chancery Street in St Andrew. The cop said the witness also pointed out an area in Waterloo Lane where two men from Denham Town, Kingston, were allegedly buried by the gang.
The cop also corroborated the testimony of the witness that he had secretly recorded the phone conversations of members of the alleged gang and had turned them over to the police. He told the court that he and the witness arranged for him to secretly record conversations between himself and the alleged gangsters.
The cop further testified in the Home Circuit Court that he had given the ex-gangster a smartphone in January 2019 on which to record the conversations and that the ex-gangster visited his office on three different dates in January and turned in the phone when the memory was full. The phone was returned to him.
However, the cop testified that after collecting the phone, he turned it over to another detective with certain instructions who had taken it to the Communication Forensic and Cybercrime Unit (CFCU) at the Cyber Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch. He then returned it to him.
The investigator said he last collected the phone from the witness on January 28, 2019. But he told the court that he last saw the phone on November 21 when he went to the CFCU and retrieved the device and took it to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.