INDECOM Investigates Fatal Shooting of Kingston Woman

Meanwhile, police respond to the outraged public who came to protest what they call police brutality, the residents are asserting, less-lethal force should have been applied to quell the matter regardless of a woman charging at the officers with a knife.

The incident that took place on July 5, 2021, on Molynes Road has resuscitated calls for non-lethal force by the police, in de-escalating matters of a domestic dispute.

Residents are crying about police brutality, after police shot the 36-year-old mother of 6, Toshieka McLeod after she allegedly charged towards an officer with a knife. However, Senior Communication Strategist Dennis Brooks says the police gave multiple warnings. 

The incident scene was processed by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the weapons of the officers were boxed and sealed for testing. Two knives and an ice-pick, which have been reported as being in the possession of the deceased, were retrieved from the incident scene.

The police officers have provided initial accounts to INDECOM. Both officers have given their statements and are being interviewed, later this week, in relation to this incident.

Brooks says people however need to learn how to handle domestic disputes without escalating the matter.

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