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July 16, 2014
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Acting commish launches investigation into hospital killing

Acting Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, has ordered a high-level probe into an incident that occurred at the Mandeville Regional Hospital yesterday, during which 38-year-old Donovan Stewart was fatally shot by the police.

Reports are that about 4:10 a.m., Stewart, who was a patient at the hospital, attacked a nurse and two other patients with a sharp object. Stewart was shot during an altercation with the police and members of the hospital staff, after he refused to comply.

While the Independent Commission of Investigations is investigating the shooting incident, a team of officers from the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) is probing whether or not the police involved, breached administrative procedures or the use of force policy governing members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

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