Cop warned

Police officer shows up late for court

A female law enforcement officer was Monday chided by a Bridgetown magistrate for failing to appear in court at the designated time.

Police Constable 1652 Alison Clarke was warned to appear before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court earlier today to give evidence in a 2012 indecent assault case.

She was a no show when the case was called.  She subsequently showed up, however, and entered the witness box to face questioning from Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant about her non-appearance.

After the officer gave an explanation about difficulty printing photographs for the case and a subsequent transfer, Cuffy-Sargeant said: “My understanding was that you were not coming, full stop.

“I just want to inform you, in the future . . .  you are to appear in court whether you have . . . the materials or not,” Cuffy-Sargeant told the policewoman.

“It is disrespectful . . . . As an officer, you should know better.”

The case resumes on July 4.

One Response to Cop warned

  1. Ronnii June 28, 2016 at 5:18 am

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