Elson, Hopeton v Attorney General

Case Number: 
CL. E043/95
Date of Delivery: 
17.05.2001

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA
IN COMMON LAW
SUIT NO. CL. E043195
C BETWEEN HOPETON ELSON PLAINTIFF
AND ATTORNEY GENERAL DEFENDANT
D. Daley Q. C. instructed by Daley, Thwaites, Campbell for the plaintiff.
N. Hamaty instructed by Director of State Proceedings for the defendant.
HEARD: 7TH & gTHA ND 17THM AY, 2001
BESWICK, J. (Age)
C :
The plaintiff contends that on July 8, 1994, at a fair being held at Gordon
Hill School, a man was wielding a knife amidst the crowd that was attending. A
police officer, Cpl. Brown, accosted him and the plaintiff who was part of the
crowd, noticed District Constable Wright pull a firearm, point it at the man with
v ,-
I, the knife, and fire a shot.
The plaintiff felt a stinging and cramps and realized that he had been shot
by the bullet which had been directed towards the knife man.

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