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July 4, 2014
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Jamaican police constable arrested in Canada

Canadian police have arrested a Jamaican police constable who they say is an alleged member of a "death squad" just outside of Toronto, Canada last Friday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Witney Hutchinson, named in warrant for the murder of Syllvester Gallimore in Jamaica, is said to be linked to an additional 40 murders under investigation.

Referred to as an international fugitive by Canadian press, Hutchinson is reported to have entered Canada legally in 2011, as there were no warrants out for his arrest at that point in time.

According to reports, he was taken into custody last Friday for the allegations of extrajudicial killings shortly before fleeing to Canada.

Hutchinson, who remains in custody, faces deportation to Jamaica.

When contacted, Independent Commission of Investigations Senior Public Relations Officer Khamile Reid told THE Weekend STAR that the agency would not comment on the matter, or any other matter in relation to the investigation of the alleged "death squad".

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