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Police fatal shootings increase

Hamish Campbell
 
It is being reported that there has been an increase in the number of  people killed by the police over the last three years.
 
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that 168 people have been killed by the police in 2017 alone.
 
Assistant Commissioner of INDECOM Hamish Campbell said a number of people killed were unarmed.
 
"The significant proportion of people have neither a weapon of any sort or if they do have a weapon, it's not a firearm," he revealed. 
 
Mr. Campbell said in 2016 and 2017, more than half of the 155 people shot and injured - 81 - did not have any weapon at all and as such, could not be classified as "the dangerous gunman."  
 
He was speaking the Commission's 4th quarterly media briefing in Kingston on Tuesday morning.
 


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