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A police sergeant who had been seen on cellular phone footage shooting a man who had been on the ground in St Ann in July 2010, has been freed of the murder charge. A judge today upheld a no–case submission from the defence team for Sergeant Lloyd Kelly. The policeman's attorneys told CVM on the heels of the judgment they had always been confident of victory. We must urge parental supervision as some images in this next report from Damien Phillips may be disturbing. Many Jamaicans were of the view that this trial would have been a clear win for the prosecution. A seemingly incriminating excerpt of a video recording showing detective sergeant Lloyd Kelly shooting Ian Lloyd who was on the ground throwing an object at him. But that video was not part of the prosecution's case. The prosecution had a difficult time proving that Ian Lloyd died from the gunshot wound he sustained at the hands of Sergeant Kelly. On Thursday justice Marva McDonald bishop upheld a no case submission. The prosecution led by Melisa Simpson had an uphill task: the post mortem to be conducted on the deceased did not materialize and the witnesses they called did not prove to be of significant help to their case. Mr Neita and his team are of the view that his client ought not to have been charged in the first place. Sergeant Kelly was arrested in august 2010 after a DPP ruling. Thursday he was a free man.

 


Police officer caught on camera shooting a man is set free

2013-03-07

A police sergeant who had been seen on cellular phone footage shooting a man who had been on the ground in St Ann in July 2010, has been freed of the murder charge. A judge today upheld a no–case submission from the defence team for Sergeant Lloyd Kelly. The policeman's attorneys told CVM on the heels of the judgment they had always been confident of victory. We must urge parental supervision as some images in this next report from Damien Phillips may be disturbing. Many Jamaicans were of the view that this trial would have been a clear win for the prosecution. A seemingly incriminating excerpt of a video recording showing detective sergeant Lloyd Kelly shooting Ian Lloyd who was on the ground throwing an object at him. But that video was not part of the prosecution's case. The prosecution had a difficult time proving that Ian Lloyd died from the gunshot wound he sustained at the hands of Sergeant Kelly. On Thursday justice Marva McDonald bishop upheld a no case submission. The prosecution led by Melisa Simpson had an uphill task: the post mortem to be conducted on the deceased did not materialize and the witnesses they called did not prove to be of significant help to their case. Mr Neita and his team are of the view that his client ought not to have been charged in the first place. Sergeant Kelly was arrested in august 2010 after a DPP ruling. Thursday he was a free man.

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