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.