Judge warns sergeant not to interfere
KINGSTON – The police sergeant charged in the shooting death of Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann, has been warned by Supreme Court Judge Courtney Day not to interfere with the investigation.
The judge issued his warning before offering Detective Sergeant Lloyd Kelly JA$1 million bail with one or two sureties.
In a brief appearance before the Home Circuit Court yesterday, Sergeant Kelly was also ordered to surrender his travel documents to the police and report to the Ocho Rios Police Station every Wednesday and Saturday.
The judge also ordered that a stop order be placed on Kelly at all the island’s ports.
Prosecutors were opposed to the bail application by attorneys representing Sergeant Kelly, citing the 60-day detention period set out in the newly enacted Bail Act.
However, Justice Day ruled that his interpretation of the Bail Act indicates that a Supreme Court Judge has the discretion to grant bail. Sergeant Kelly is to return to Court on September 17.
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn ruled last Thursday that Sergeant Kelly be charged with murder arising from the controversial shooting death of Ian Lloyd, on July 29.
The Constabulary Communications Network claim that Lloyd was shot after he attacked members of a police party. However, a cellular phone recording of the shooting aired on television appears to show that Lloyd was subdued on the ground when he was shot. (Gleaner/Power 106 News)