FORTY-ONE POLICE personnel from the Mobile Reserve Division fired nearly 1,300 rounds of ammunition around the time of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens.

That’s according to a registry of the firearms and ammunition issued to the 201 Mobile Reserve personnel who were involved in the operation a day before the start of the operation, aimed at capturing drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

It showed that for the most part, police personnel were each issued with 120 rounds of ammunition and that of the 41 who fired, four reported firing 68, 60, 50 and 40 rounds.

The registry, which was tendered into evidence at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, also revealed that 160 of those policemen and women did not fire their weapon.

Seeking to put the numbers into context, the man who had command of all police personnel on the ground during the operations, told the commission yesterday that a total of 20,254 rounds of ammunition were issued to the 201 Mobile Reserve personnel on May 23, 2010 – a day before the start of the operation.




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