Coroner’s Inquest into Briggs’ death

Coroner for the Southern Magisterial District, Her Honour Tamara Gill has started to take evidence into the Coroner’s Inquiry concerning the circumstances that led to the death of Bus Conductor, Bruce Briggs of Grand Mal (Calabash Alley), St. George’s.

Briggs was shot in the left leg in the early hours of August 10th by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Damian Lee while being on his Williamson Road property in St. George’s.

An autopsy conducted on the body concluded that 34-year old Briggs died as a result of hypovolemic shock.

Four witnesses including Pathologist, Cuban-trained Mabel Leon Alvarez, Briggs Father, Daniel Johnson, ASP Lee and his wife, Diann have already given evidence in the inquest.

Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Nelson who looked at the case determined that the best course of action was to have a Coroner and jury panel sit in an inquest to decide if the senior Police Officer is culpable for Briggs’ death.

Head of the Police Prosecution Department, ASP Godfrey Victor, is leading evidence for the State.

Briggs last worked on a Zone 8 (St. George’s to Mt. Moritz) route as a Bus Conductor.

The inquest resumes on December 19th at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court.

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