KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former police constable was taken into custody in Toronto, Canada last Friday (June 27) after it is said that Jamaican officials sought his arrest for several murders committed in the island.
According to CTV News Toronto, Jamaican authorities contacted Toronto Police on Monday, June 23 seeking the arrest of 28-year-old Witney Hutchinson.
The accused, they say, is wanted for a murder that was committed before he left for Canada in 2011 but is also being investigated for his involvement in the deaths of 40 other civilians allegedly by a “police death squad”.
Hutchinson is believed to be one of eight or nine police officers in the so called “death squad”.
The reports did not say which Jamaican officials sought Hutchinson’s arrest but the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) in the Jamaica Constabulary Force informed OBSERVER ONLINE that Hutchinson is a former police officer who left the island on vacation and did not return.
CCU also stated that they were unaware of Hutchinson’s involvement in 40 murders.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has declined to comment on the issue.
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