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December 16, 2013
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District constable suspended for alleged negligence in murder case
Adistrict constable attached to the Nain Police Station in St Elizabeth has been suspended in the aftermath of a complaint by the grandmother of an 18-year-old woman, who was reportedly killed by her child's father, that the police did not respond to a request for assistance.

A release from the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) on Saturday said the district constable was suspended following an investigation by the Inspectorate of the Constabulary into the handling of the Kimberly Simpson murder case.

She was reportedly set upon and stabbed to death by her former lover in Nain on November 29.

Simpson's grandmother, Almeda Powell, had reported that she called the Nain police four times, but they did not respond. She further claimed that she made similar calls to the Alligator Pond police, but did not get a response either.

The distraught woman later called for Police Commissioner Owen Ellington to take immediate action.

The police say the investigative team from the Inspectorate of the Constabulary continues to probe the matter.

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