Trial of cops involved in Mario Deane case postponed

The trial of the three police officers involved in the Mario Deane case has been postponed until April 20, 2022.
Corporal Elaine Stewart and District Constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant were scheduled to stand trial on Thursday.
However, the proceedings stalled after the St. James Circuit Court was told that the defendants preferred to have the case tried by a jury.
The police officers are charged with manslaughter, misconduct in a public office, and perverting the course of justice, in relation to Mr. Deane's death.
He was beaten on August 3, 2014 while in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station, in Montego Bay, St. James.
Mr. Deane died three days later in the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

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