THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday arrested and charged two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force from the Area One Headquarters in Montego Bay, St James, for the alleged shooting injury of a woman in Mount Salem on January 22.
Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle and District Constable Rohan McIntosh were both charged with unlawful wounding, unlawful discharge of firearm, and misconduct in a public office.
The two policemen appeared before Judge of the St. James Parish Court Sandria Wong-Small, where they were granted bail.
Castelle was represented by attorney-at-law Althea Grant and McIntosh by Stacy Ann Williams. The attorneys made bail applications on their behalf and they were both granted bail in the sum of $1 million each with one to three sureties. They were ordered to surrender their travel documents and stop orders placed on them at all ports. Castelle is to report to the Prospect Police Station in St Mary once each week, and McIntosh to the Mount Salem Police Station, also once weekly.
The matter is set for mention on June 7, 2016.
The arrests arose from an incident in Montego Bay when the police allegedly fired shots at a car after the driver failed to stop. A female passenger seated on the back seat was injured in the incident.