Campbell, Kerron v Kenroy Watson, Attorney General

Case Number: 
C. L. C. 385 OF 1998
Date of Delivery: 
06.01.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF

CIVIL DIVISION

SUIT NO. C. L. C. 385 OF 1998

BETWEEN KERRON CAMPBELL CLAIMANT

AND KENROY WATSON FIRST DEFENDANT

AND ATTORNEY GENERAL

OF JAMAICA SECOND DEFENDANT

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Mr. Ainsworth Campbell for the claimant

Mr. Peter Wilson for the first and second defendants

November 4, December 6,30,2004 and January 6,2005

Sykes J (Ag)

FALSE IMPRISONMENT, MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, ASSAULT AND

BAlTERY

C?

1. Mr. Kerron Campbell's ride past the Admiral Town Police Station on a bicycle on

May 12, 1997 at about 7:30pm ended quite disastrously. By the end of the evening,

he had a broken leg, co~~rtesoyf Detective Corporal Kenroy Watson, the first

defendant. The issue of liability on the claim for assault and battery has been

resolved. The defendants admitted liability at the case management conference

held before Smith, Gloria J on October 27, 2003. The quantum of damages was to

be assessed and that was done during this trial.

2. In addition to breaking Mr. Campbell's leg, Detective Watson charged Mr.

Campbell with the offencesof possession of ganja, assaulting police and resisting

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