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Jamaica panel charges policeman with 4 murders

Independent investigative commission in Jamaica charges police officer with slayings of 4 men

Jamaica panel charges policeman with 4 murders

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A commission that investigates abuses by Jamaica's security forces says a policeman has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

The Independent Commission of Investigations announced Wednesday that Constable Collis "Chuckie" Brown has been charged with killing four men between 2009 and 2012.

Brown was arrested earlier this year after investigators searched a police station in the central town of May Pen. Several weapons were seized.

The police association did not return calls seeking comment.

A court hearing for Brown is scheduled for June.

Last year, a Jamaican court ruled that the investigative commission created in 2010 had the power to arrest and charge officers. Police groups had previously questioned its powers.