Cops charged in Spragga's son's death

After months of waiting for justice, Sharon Gapoor, the mother of Carlton Grant Jr., who was shot dead by the police in August, is happy that the three policemen implicated will be charged.

Grant, the son of popular deejay Spragga Benz, was killed by the police in controversial circumstances on August 23, along Church Street in downtown Kingston.

The three police officers implicated in the death of the 17-year-old, are to be charged and brought before the court today.

The names of the policemen have not been released but THE STAR has learnt that a corporal, a constable and a sergeant are to be charged.

Gapoor and Grant’s other relatives challenged the police report, which claimed that Grant and his companion opened fire at the police. Today, as the men are scheduled to face the court, Gapoor is satisfied.

Mi excited

She said, “Mi feel good seh dem a push it still. Mi jus excited.” Gapoor told THE STAR that she found out about the latest development on Monday through her lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson.

She said she tried unsuccessfully to contact Spragga, who is abroad, and does not know if he was aware that the policemen are being charged.

She is confident that the case will be dealt with professionally and said “Dem nah go draw it out man. Wi have wi lawyer. Dem cyaan draw it out…My son was everything but a gunman.”

Gapoor and other family members plan to attend the court proceedings.

The Constabulary Commu-nication Network, reported that a police party was on patrol along Church Street when they signalled two men on a bicycle to stop.

The men obeyed, but it is alleged that one of them pulled a gun and fired at the police who returned the fire. After the incident, they claim that Grant was found shot.

The police claimed that he was found with an illegal gun. He later died in hospital.

Source: JamaicaStar