No instructions from DPP on new charges in Dameon Belgrave killing

The police are yet to be directed to reinstitute any new charges over the killing of Dameon Belgrave, the bystander who was killed after he was struck by a bullet fired by a policeman during a pursuit.

There is no evidence to suggest that plans are afoot to reopen the investigation, let alone charge the rank who fired the fatal bullet. Two policemen were charged with killing Belgrave and though evidence was presented at the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the charge against them that suggested the bullet which killed him came from the firearm of a third policeman, that rank was not arrested after the matter was thrown out by the court.

Contacted recently for an update on the case Crime Chief Leslie James said that “the police have not received any instructions from the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] when to reinstitute any new charges.”

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