[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Police constable attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was today placed $240,000 bail on charges of assault, discharging a loaded firearm, threatening language and perverting the course of justice.
Twenty-nine-year-old Shawn Roberts of Kuru Kururu Soesdyke, pleaded not guilty to all charges before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The Court heard that on September 03 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, he unlawfully assaulted Johnlon Knights.
It is also alleged that on the same day at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, he discharged a loaded firearm toward Police Constable, Leroy English with intent to maim, cause harm and disfigure.
The Court also heard that on the same day at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, he made use of threatening language to Knights and assaulted English.
The fifth charge alleged that he also attempted to pervert the course of justice by removing spent shells from a crime scene.
The defendant was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Peter Hugh, who told the Court that Roberts served as a police officer for nine years and has no pending or prior matters.
Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not opposed bail but asked that bail be granted in a substantial amount on special conditions.
Bail was granted and the matter was transferred to Providence Magistrate’s Court for December 15.
Yesterday, another Police Constable attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was also charged with perverting the course of justice.
Jermaine Charles (no address given) appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on September 03, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, he attempted to remove spent shells from a crime scene.
Charles was ordered to post $200,000 bail on that charge. iNews had reported that Police Constable English was ‘accidentally’ shot by another Police Constable at Eccles, East Bank Demerara following a high speed chase, which started on the West Bank of Demerara and ended on the East Bank Carriageway.
Police confirmed that English was shot in his right arm and foot but did not get into the details while stating that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated.
iNews learnt that the police ranks involved in the shooting were not familiar with each other, as they were both in plain clothes and were chasing a car driven by the son of a popular businessman.
The two police ranks were in separate vehicles chasing the businessman’s son, who allegedly made the car of senior police officer careened off the road.