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Judge refuses to recuse herself from case involving cops accused of shooting student

A parish judge on Wednesday rejected an application by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to recuse herself from a case involving five policemen accused of shooting a 13 year-old student of Alpha Academy, two years ago.
 
INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams last month applied to Judge Sanchia Burrell to recuse herself from the case.
 
Mr. Williams raised concerns about biased comments reportedly made by the judge during the trial. 
 
But in her decision in the St. Andrew Parish Court Wednesday afternoon, the judge rejected the application and ordered that the trial resume.
 
The matter is now set for December 20.
 
The policemen were charged with wounding and breaches of the INDECOM Act following a probe into the shooting of the Alpha Academy student.
  
It was reported that on June 30, 2016, the cops fired on a robot taxi at the intersection of North Street and Mark Lane after the driver disobeyed their signal to stop. 
 
The student, who was a passenger, was shot in the head. 
 
The policemen, who are attached to Mobile Reserve, denied being in the area at the time of the shooting.
 


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