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Corporal Kevin Adams implicated in police "death squad" gets bail

Valerie Neita Robertson, one of Mr. Adams' attorneys
 
Five years after he was taken into custody, Detective Corporal Kevin Adams, who was accused by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) of being involved in the so-called Clarendon "death squad", was on Thursday offered bail in the sum of $5 million.
 
This followed an application by his attorneys before the Supreme Court.
 
"We were able to persuade the learned judge that he was deserving of bail based on the delay and the fact that the cases are much weaker than they were said to be originally, and that the first trial was aborted before even calling on the accused to answer because that case was weak also even though the prosecution's standing in the matter was that it was strong case," said Valerie Neita Robertson, one of Mr. Adams' attorneys. 
 
Corporal Adams was charged by INDECOM investigators with four counts of murder during its investigation of a so-called death squad operating in Clarendon between 2010 and 2013.
 
He was also charged for the January 2013 fatal shooting of a patient in the May Pen Hospital.
 
More than a dozen cops were charged in the death squad probe.
 
Corporal Adams, who was freed of one of the charges in January is scheduled to go on trial again next month.


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