4 policemen including a senior cop will be slapped with criminal charges in connection with the disappearance of men in 2004 – the Director of Public Prosecution, Paula Llewellyn has ruled.
The fourth policeman who is attached to a St. Catherine police station joined three others at the high security Horizon Remand Centre on Thursday as investigators pursued the four year old case.
The DPP recommended that the four officers be criminally charged for their alleged role in the 2004 kidnapping and murder of Kemar Walters and Oliver Duncan.
Ms. Llewellyn declined to give details of her ruling which stated that the policemen should be made to answer to crimes following an extensive review of evidence against them.
Thursday's developments unfolded after cold case investigators began rounding up the accused officers including an Assistant Superintendent of Police on Wednesday.
The former Deputy Commissioner of Police insisted that the investigators will not be rushed.
"We will take our time ... be diligent and professional in our investigations and that means that we can't rush it. We're hoping to conduct the interviews as soon as possible but there are a number of other inquiries that we're making at the moment," Mr. Shields said.
In December 2004, Kemar Walters and Oliver Duncan were said to be conducting business at a plaza on Washington Boulevard when they were taken away by members of the Organised Crime Investigations Division.
A Honda CRV motor vehicle which was being driven by Mr. Duncan was later found burnt in downtown Kingston.