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Policeman freed of murder charges

A policeman who was facing two counts of murder was freed on Tuesday when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court.
 
Inspector Howard Wilks was charged following a shooting ten years ago.
 
Investigators reported that Inspector Wilks was part of a police team involved in the fatal shooting of Shemar Whitely and Denzel Hutchinson on October 13, 2010 on Roberts Close off Hagley Park Road.
 
The police reported that they went to serve a warrant when they came under gunfire.
 
During a reported shootout, Mr. Whitely and Mr. Hutchinson were killed and an illegal gun seized.
 
Residents of the community rejected the police version of the incident.
 
When the matter was mentioned on Tuesday, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions stated that it experienced difficulty with identification, ballistics and evidence to proffer a viable case.
 
High Court Judge Graham Allen declared that the policeman was freed of all charges.
 
 
 


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