$250,000 bail for cop charged with deaths

PORT-OF-SPAIN – The police officer charged with the Sea Lots, Port of Spain crash deaths of a mother and her two children, appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates Court today.

Constable Sherwin Legere, 37, of Bagna Trace, Chase Village, Chaguanas, was granted $250,000 bail.

Legere, who has fifteen years service, first appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayres-Caesar at 11:40 a.m, but his attorney, Larry Williams, was absent.

The hearing was adjourned to 1 p.m., when bail was granted.

Legere, the son of a police inspector, has been charged with three offences of causing death by dangerous driving, to Haydee Paul, and her daughters, Akasha, eight and Shakira, seven.

The three were struck down while walking along a pavement on the morning of February 24.

Magistrate Ayers-Caesar granted bail to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace II, on the condition that Legere surrender his passport and report to the Freeport Police Station every Thursday.

The case was adjourned to May 22. (Express)

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