By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two Police Officers today appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharrym charged with assaulting Colwyn Harding in November 2013. The charges were not read aloud in the Court.
Roslyn Tilbury and Devin Singh were jointly charged with causing actual bodily harm, while Officer Singh was charged with common assault.
For the joint charge, the duo was placed on $100,000 bail each while Singh was called upon to post an additional $100,000 for the common assault charge. The two are to make their next Court appearance tomorrow at the Providence Magistrates’ Court.
Following the adjournment of the matter, Counsel for the two accused did everything possible to prevent his clients’ photo from being taken by members of the media.
After an almost one hour wait, the number two accused ventured out of the courtroom with her head covered.
As the media followed her to the front of the building to get her photograph the second accused, Singh emerged from the Court room, jumped the fence of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and did a hundred meter sprint to the Brickdam Police Station where he sought refuge.
Justice Cecil Kennard had indicated to the media that he had advised that two of the eight ranks fingered in the Colwyn Harding abuse be charged criminally while the remaining six should be charged departmentally.
Departmental charges will also be made against some other ranks involved in the matter.
Colwyn Harding reported that he was raped by Singh with a police Baton while he was in custody at the Timheri Police Station.