ASP in viral video charged for verbal assault, threatening language

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The accused Frank Thompson making his way from court

The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) who went viral in a video on social media for displaying unprofessional behavior was today charged for verbal assault and the use of threatening language, when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The court heard that on February 27, 2017 at Broad Street, Georgetown, the accused, Frank Thompson, 29, approached Harrichand Budhai after he [Budhai] crashed into his [Thompson’s] vehicle, and used abusive language to Budhai while threatening to kill the man, along with other occupants of Budhai’s vehicle.

Budhai subsequently made a report to a Police Constable identified as Leandre Gillis who was on duty in the area at the time.

After having the matter reported to him, Gillis reportedly proceeded to Thompson and inquired about Budhai’s allegation. However, the ASP reportedly asked the constable “what the f*** you gon do about it?”

The constable subsequently reported the matter to his seniors at the Brickdam Police Station and Thompson was apprehended.

In court today, the police prosecutor did not object to bail  for the accused and as such he was placed on $60,000 bail for each offence- amounting to $120,000.

It was also revealed that Thompson had a careless driving matter pending before the court.

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