The off-duty cop accused of fatally shooting 43-year-old Glester White in St D’Acre, St Ann, on Sunday has been removed from front-line duty as the police and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) carry out their probes.
The policeman has also been summoned to an interview by INDECOM which is set for Tuesday.
But even as investigations have been launched, scores of residents took to the streets on Monday in a fiery protest over the killing.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Ryan Gayle told The Gleaner that more than 100 residents protested on the streets between Lime Tree Gardens and St D’Acre.
The crowd dissipated after Gayle addressed the crowd, expressing condolences to White’s family and urging residents to come forward with information to assist a police probe.
“We’re talking about the loss of a life here in a community that is small and close-knit, so naturally, persons are going to be a bit uneasy, and we as the police need to be empathetic towards that while ensuring that normalcy, law and order prevail,” Gayle told The Gleaner.