Jamaica News, St Andrew: Alleged gang leader “Tesha Miller ” who was arrested by the police during an operation carried out in St Andrew, on Monday evening, October 29, and later charged with murder, has now filed a lawsuit against Television Jamaica Broadcasting Company (TVJ).
The document which was filed at the Civil Department, in the Supreme Court, on Monday, April 8, indicated that Miller has filed the lawsuit for defamation of character.
Miller’s attorney, Bert Samuels, reportedly pointed out that Miller is an innocent man until proven guilty and this was not what was sent across to the public in a TVJ broadcast aired on March 19.
Miller’s team are now suing for slander, vindicatory damages, along with interest cost and any other damages seem fit.
After spending several days in lockup Miller’s Attorney file application to have his client released. The presiding Judge then made an order that by Friday, November 1, Miller should either be charged or released.
Miller was immediately charged in connection with 2008 murder of Jamaica Transit Company Chairman, Douglas Chambers.
Miller who is said to be the alleged reputed leader of a fraction of the notorious Clansman Gang, along with a female and another male, were taken into custody in Barbican, St Andrew, during an operation carried out by officers attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC), late last year.
Miller who was deported back to Jamaica from a Caribbean Island in 2016, is said to have been deemed as a person of Interest by the Jamaican authorities.
The police also say Miller was being sought for questioning in relation to several crimes committed around the parish.