Police officer not fit for court


gittensPolice officer Everton Randolph Gittens was a no-show at the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.

He was scheduled to reappear there today after being remanded to HMP Dodds on the last occasion.

However, Inspector Eustace Ifill told the court that Dr Beresford Connell from the Psychiatric Hospital had been contacted and he determined that Gittens was not fit to attend court today. A report to that effect would be forwarded from the hospital to the court.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant therefore adjourned the case until January 5.

Gittens, 43, is facing indictable charges of murdering Selwyn Knight on March 15 this year. The lawmen’s two other charges are that he recklessly engaged in conduct which placed Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm and a final count of unlawfully wounding Junior Knight with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to cause him some serious bodily harm, all on March 15.

The accused is being represented by attorneys-at-law Angella Mitchell-Gittens and Desmond Sands.


5 Responses to Police officer not fit for court

  1. Danny Clarke Colombian
    Danny Clarke Colombian December 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    so he was good enough to “serve and protect” but few months on remand n now he a “madman”? Stupes

  2. dave December 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    A good Man ! Big- Up Everton ! This man needed to be saved from himself. Things went to his head but you know what ? we have a lot of Jokers in charge nowadays. A competent Boss would have spotted that this man was going down hill . After the trauma of the Myrie case, this man should have been eased out of the situation, given a rest at another station doing some different. Now he has too much rest at Psychy (pronounced (sy-key) or Dodds. Sometimes you gotta act and stop acting Mr. Acting Commissioner. Wha -Dat !

  3. Francis December 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    This is the Christmas season !Give it a rest.

  4. Basil Graham December 9, 2015 at 6:04 am

    So true dave, WELL SAID, so very true, WELL SAID!!!!!!!

  5. a bajan December 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I sincerely hope that he is trial based on his actions and state of mind when he commit these offenses and not what as transpired since. ..because all of Barbados is still watching and we are very vigilant with all the past and present officers that is assisting him..with all the loop holes and best bad practices that seemingly go unnoticed by our so call law enforcement. …


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