Jamaican News

PM Andrew Holness Reaches Out to The Family of Susan Bogle

June 1, 2020 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

As America gets ravished by civil unrest after the police killing of an unarmed black man, Jamaica also has its own excessive force used by police issues to deal with.

A distasteful incident occurred last week when an unarmed black female in August Town Jamaica was murdered by police after her house was raided by a joint police/military team. Reports are Ms. Susan Bogle was in her bed when a soldier entered her yard and somehow she was shot in her bed.

Susan Bogle

PM said “The social status of the victim should not matter. The laws in place will be upheld”.

Omar Stephens, son of Susan Bogle said he appreciates the support of the PM.  Andrew Holness has expressed his confidence in INDECOM.

“There will be no cover up in this investigation” Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica W.I. asserts in a statement.

Jamaica Defence Force also has said:

“We are subject to INDECOM oversight. The four soldiers involved have been taken off front line duty.” said Major Rocky Meade, head of the army.


INDECOM says “in the absence of body cameras and civilian witnesses they will rely on statements by the soldiers.

Ballistic and forensic investigations have already been done.” Asserts Deputy INDECOM Commissioner Hamish Campbell.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior National & International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper

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