Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: Our news team has been reliably informed that Andrew Woolery, the licensed firearm holder who was forced to shoot an alleged plainclothes security guard, during an altercation at Braemar Estate in St Andrew on Monday morning, has now hired the services of top-flight Attorney-at-Law Peter Champagnie to represent him.
Mr. Champagnie who is presently off the island is expected to return to the island today Friday, July 6, where he is expected to take on the role as Woolery’s legal counsel.
In the meanwhile, the Private Security Regulation Authority of Jamaica is still carrying out an investigation, into the actions of five uniformed security guards who were caught on camera in a physical confrontation with Mr. Woolery in Kingston on Monday.
We have also learned that, the Authority sent a request to the manager of Kings Alarm for a detailed report of the incident. The Authority also made a request to the Management at Kings Alarm Security Company, that the five security officers who were involved in the physical attack on Woolery be relieved of their duties.
The Private Security Regulation Company, is the governing body which oversees the actions of every authorized security firm across Jamaica. A team attached to the department is now anticipating the outcome of a police investigation, to determine whether the security guards acted in contravention of the law.
On Wednesday afternoon, a release was sent by the management of Kings Alarm stating that, the plainclothes security who was shot and injured is not employed to Kings Alarm Security Company. He also stated that, he had reached out to the businessman who was seen on the video being physically abused by the security officers.
It was also noted that, the businessman acquired the services of a legal team who are presently awaiting the result of the police investigation in a bid to proceed with their case.
The footage which has been circulating on social media shows the plainclothes security attacking the businessman from behind, while allegedly attempting to disarm him of his licensed firearm. At this point, the businessman reached for his weapon and fired one shot hitting the alleged plainclothes security to his upper body.
What transpired next was very disturbing. The uniformed security guards held the businessman at gunpoint and forced him to drop his licensed firearm. They then handcuffed him while stepping in his face, landing several kicks to his body and slaps to his face.