Cop on murder charge granted bail

September 16, 2022

Police constable Clayton Williams, who is charged with the 2017 murder of Shaquille Morris, was offered bail on Thursday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. The conditions of his bail are that he is to report to the police once a week, reside at another address and surrender his travel documents.

Williamson, 45, was charged with murder following an incident on January 12, 2017 in Seaview Gardens.

Allegations are that Morris and another person were walking along Pacific Boulevard, Kingston 11, when Williamson and another policeman accosted and searched them.

It is further alleged that Williamson had his service revolver pointed at Morris who stood with hands up in the air and shouted, "Offica, me nuh have nutten pon me. Me clean." Immediately afterwards, the other person heard an explosion and saw Williamson take a step back and Morris fall to the ground. It was further alleged that Williamson shot Morris again, while he was on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the Kingston Public Hospital.

A bail application was done on Williamson's behalf by his attorney-at-law John Jacobs.

"Mr. Williamson is a candidate for bail to be considered Your Honour, as he is a serving member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force," Jacobs submitted to the court.

Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque obliged the submission, making a bail offer in the amount of $400,000, with at least two sureties. Prosecutors informed the judge that the case file was completed as a result of investigations conducted by a team at the Independent Commission of Investigations and the matter was set for mention on November 16.

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