Five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who were charged last year in connection with the controversial shooting of a schoolgirl in downtown Kingston, are to stand trial in November.
The date was set last Friday when the cops appeared before the St Andrew Parish Court.
Kirk Haye, Shaun Abrahams, Damion Gillespie, Archibald Wright and Warren Ramsey are charged with misconduct in a public office and refusing to give statements to INDECOM in its probe.
INDECOM reported that, in July last year, an Alpha Academy student was grazed on the head when the police fired on a "robot" (illegal) taxi transporting students in downtown Kingston. It's reported that the cops fired on the vehicle after the driver disobeyed their signal to stop.
The policemen, who are attached to Mobile Reserve, denied being in the area at the time of the shooting. Eyewitnesses did not point them out in an identification parade. However, INDECOM says ballistics tests revealed that the bullet which struck the vehicle was fired from the weapon assigned to Constable Haye.