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5 police officers in Dominica charged in death of inmate

March 28, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — A police sergeant and four officers in the tiny eastern Caribbean island of Dominica have been charged with murder.

Authorities say they are accused in last year’s death of a prisoner found unresponsive in his cell. Police have said that Joshua Etienne had fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

The five suspects appeared in court Friday during a hearing closed to the media and public.

They are scheduled to appear in court again in June.

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