Dominica – Officers charged with murder

ROSEAU –– Five police officers have been charged in connection with the death of Joshua Etienne of Portsmouth.

The five appeared before a Roseau Magistrate today and were charged with murder.

They have been remanded in barracks at Police Headquarters in Roseau.

The scene as the officers were brought into  court today.
The scene as the officers were brought into
court today.

A judicial review into the matter was discontinued on Wednesday and it was expected the five would have charges read out to them. However, this did not take place as the defence said that they did not receive any notice that they should appear in court and the matter should have been heard on April 2.

The officers are Orlan Vigille, Delvin Challenger, Martin Seaman, Gemma Louis and Sergeant Hayden Morgan.

They were arrested after Etienne who was found dead in police cells in Portsmouth on July 4, 2014.

There was a heavy police presence at the court in Roseau this morning as the officers were brought in. The media and family members were not allowed in the courtroom.

Source: (DNO)

5 Responses to Dominica – Officers charged with murder

  1. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires March 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

    in barbados anything goes,unless u mest wid the wrong family…

    Reply
  2. Gloria Mendes
    Gloria Mendes March 28, 2015 at 8:45 am

    When are we going to see justice in Barbados

    Reply
  3. Olutoye Walrond March 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Wonder if that would ever happen in Barbados.

    Reply
  4. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond March 28, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Yes, Dominica set an example for some of your CARICOM partners.

    Reply
  5. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke March 28, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Now here we have it. All these reports of Justice being served in other countries will only serve as a Judgement to this nation Barbados.

    Reply

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