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Broomes sobers up after causing a scene on Broad Street

Celebrations over securing a location to embark on a new business venture landed a 24-year-old man and his accomplice before the law courts today.

Tristan Broomes of #76 Heywoods Park, St Peter appeared before District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on five charges, which stemmed from him having too much to drink.

Broomes was arrested following a confrontation with two police constables, which occurred on Broad Street, The City.

As a result, he now faces five charges, including two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of using indecent language.

The facts revealed that when one of the officers spoke to Broomes about his behaviour and his use of indecent language and informed him he was going to report him for the offence, Broomes pushed the constable.

The court heard that Broomes started to struggle aggressively as the constable held onto him and when the other officer went to his assistance, the accused continued his aggressive and violent behaviour.

Other officers came to their assistance and Broomes was subdued and taken to the police station.

Today, he pleaded guilty to all five charges.

However, before handing down her sentence, the magistrate asked Broomes if he had anything to say.

“I apologize to the court and again to the officers,” he replied, revealing that on the day of the incident he and his father had just gone and paid the rent for his business which was the reason for his celebration.

“It was as if something good had finally happened. Me and Dario [his friend] walked through Broad Street discussing the business plan and life and I only realized what had happened when I got in the station and it [alcohol] wear off,” a remorseful-looking and sounding Broomes told the magistrate.

He was placed on a bond to keep the peace for 12 months. If he breaches the bond, he would have to pay a fine of $1,500 forthwith, failing which he would have to spend six months in jail. Conversely, if the conditions of the bond are not breached, no convictions would be recorded against him.

Broomes was also ordered to pay court costs of $150, which he paid. Broomes also has to apply to the court if he wants to travel.

Meantime, 24-year-old Dario Best of Farm Road, Speightstown, St Peter today apologized to two police officers for assaulting and obstructing them in the execution of their duties.

Best was walking along Broad Street with Broomes yesterday and as police were about to arrest his accomplice, Best intervened and pushed one of the officers.

A struggle ensued and as the accused sought aggressively to escape, he assaulted the other constable.

Following his guilty plea, Best was ordered to keep the peace for 12 months. If he breaches that bond, he would have to pay a fine of $1,500 forthwith or spend six months in prison.

He also had to pay $150 in court costs, which he did.

Like Broomes, if he adheres to the conditions of the bond, no convictions will be recorded against him.

He also has to apply to the court if he wants to travel abroad.

14 Responses to Broomes sobers up after causing a scene on Broad Street

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John July 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Glad the court did not waste cash and other resources to incarcerate them for such a frivolous matter.

    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria July 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Good thing, they didn’t have a weapon or a hard on…..
      Need to leave the drinks alone.

  2. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury July 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

    If you can’t handle the drinks please leave them out.

  3. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel July 20, 2016 at 9:21 am

    police does put in nuff lies in the charges

  4. Judith Hebson
    Judith Hebson July 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh dear why it taking 2 police officers to be rolling around & still got no handcuffs on him!

    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell July 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Obviously they were not using excessive force.

  5. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams July 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Ya see some bajans? Some bajans is just real alpine goats…..Ah video get upload of two cops arresting a man- No one knew why they were arresting him but they were churned on by the johnny who was instigating in the background. A cop is allowed to use reasonable force to subdue a suspect- They are allowed to punch or lock off a person if that is the only approach that will guarantee a safe arrest. People were up in arms talking bout how de cops beat he and he ain do nain and not ah ##$$#@@@ boy see de video from de beginning- He was wrong and he apologized to the court- I commend the two cops for their brave work as dealing with jackasses is not an easy job…..I want bajans ta stop getting on dis US BLM banwagon and looking for ways to blame local cops for police brutality- I am not saying it can’t happen but to post a video without having all the facts, to then share and add your own captions blaming the cops is just stupid. We can do better- much better.

    • Veronica Straker
      Veronica Straker July 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Even after reading what he said some people still on his side. We need to stop being anti police. Who yuh gonna call? Ghost busters?

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid July 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Well said Ryan

    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell July 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Well said Ryan. It is commendable that the young man acknowledged he was wrong and apologized. As for the goats, they will keep being goats and continue to spew foolish utterances.

  6. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker July 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Drunk, disorderly, assaulting a police and resisting arrest. Thank God this is Barbados and not USA you would have been another statistic.

  7. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams July 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Guess the article says otherwise.

  8. BoboTheClown July 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Who would have died the Police or the accused fools? I could imagine these two would have wanted to show how tough they were before the Broad Street audience because once there an audience somehow cowards become brave and fearless . Policing is not an easy profession ,and anyone who believe that Police should use kid gloves each and every time they is a confrontation is dreaming .They are times when gentle persuasion will work to defuse some situations, but they are those times when brute force has to be, and should be used because that is the only thing some folk will understand.

  9. jrsmith July 23, 2016 at 4:33 am

    We in Barbados and the region must stop comparing what happens in the (US) to our individual islands.. This approach by the courts in Barbados I give full marks to this is our island and don’t care how the police may be hated , had not for them we couldn’t enjoy our way of life in Bimshire…


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