A Jamaican police sergeant, Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, has been sentenced to life in prison and will have to serve 51 years before he’s even eligible for parole. Chucky was found guilty on three counts of murder, wounding with intent, and even conspiracy to murder.
Chucky was a part of a small police sector that was known as “The Death Squad”. This squad, which he oversaw, consisted of a total of 16 men that would basically come in and “get the job done” where police had some times fallen short.
In an interview, Brown stated that he was chosen to be a part of the death squad because he had the ‘heart’ to carry out the murders. Brown also stated that he’d had help from another officer from the Jamaican Constabulary force. That officer helped supply the death squad with resources such as transportation, M16 assault rifles and even the names of targets. He explained how their activity was covered up from the public as much as possible and that the police even celebrated them because they were able to ” reduce murders” in the area.
Even though Chucky had the support of the police force in Jamaica, the judge that tried Brown WAS NOT HAVING IT. She stated that the high crime rate in Jamaica DOES NOT justify the actions that were taken by Brown and his Death Squad considering the fact that as policeman, their primary duty was to SERVE ANFD PROTECT, not be the reason that citizens are in fear.
Here’s a break down of what he got sentenced. He got life in prison and must serve 20 years before being eligible for parole for the murder of Damoy ‘Gutty’ Dawkins. He got 8 years added for conspiracy to commit murder. He got 15 years added for wounding and individual with intent. All of those sentences are to run concurrently so he’ll be eligible for parole on these charges after 20 years.
For the murder of Dwayne Douglas he got 31 years in prison. For the murder of Andrew Fearon he got 31 years added. These sentences are also to run concurrently but are separate from the first batch of charges so 31 years are to be added to the first 20 before he’s eligible for parole.
Brown spent 21 years in the Jamaican Constabulary and is now 42 years old which means he may gain freedom until he’s 93 years old.