The committal hearing in the case involving a woman constable who is charged with murder and perversion of the course of justice is set for mention on Friday, April 27.
Mellissa White was charged on March 20, 2018, following an INDECOM investigation into the fatal shooting of a man identified as Edwin George Brown.
The policewoman was taken before Parish Judge, Maxine Ellis in the Corporate Area Parish Court, where she was granted bail in the sum of $500,000.00, with surety. She was also ordered to surrender her travel documents.
The fatal shooting of Brown occurred on June 6, 2017 at the corner of Caledonia Avenue and Old Hope Road in Cross Roads, St. Andrew. No firearm was recovered from the scene.
INDECOM’s investigations into the incident revealed that the officer’s account was incongruent with CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts.
The major purposes of a committal hearing are to attempt to have the charges dismissed by a Magistrate; to discover all of the evidence against an individual; and to find out further details surrounding the case so that an individual can prepare for their trial.