Saturday 28 November, 2020

Cops involved in Morvant police killings placed on administrative duty

Screen grab of video showing the police confrontation with three men, who were shot and killed in Morvant, on June 27, 2020

Screen grab of video showing the police confrontation with three men, who were shot and killed in Morvant, on June 27, 2020

The police officers whose weapons were discharged during the shooting incident in Morvant, have been placed on administrative duty.

The victims in that incident were 27-year-old Israel Clinton, 44-year-old Noel Diamond and 43-year-old Joel Jacob.

The men were killed by police on June 27 after reports claimed they were wanted for the murder of PC Allen Moseley who was gunned down in Morvant earlier that day.

The incident involving the officers and the three men was caught on camera.

There were widespread protests in and around the capital city over the killings.

On Sunday, the Law Association called on the Commissioner of Police to identify those officers who were involved in the shootings and, without making determination as to guilt, send them on administrative leave so that the investigations may proceed without hindrance.

Sources have confirmed that the officers have since been placed on desk duty.

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