Double trouble

Two police officers accused of separate criminal offences

Two police officers found themselves on the wrong side of the law Friday, appearing before a court to face separate allegations.

In one case, a lawman is accused of rape; in the other, an officer is charged with fraud.

It was Raymond Llewellyn Maynard, of Johnson Land, Green Hill, St Michael, who appeared before Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on the rape charge.

The 47-year-old is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent on November 18 last year.

Maynard was not required to plead to the offence.

With no objections to bail from prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill, Maynard was released on $7,000 bail after his surety was accepted by Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant.

But he has been warned to stay away from the complainant and return for his second court appearance on May 8.

In the other matter, Dirwayne Omar Cumberbatch, of Around the Town, St Peter, is accused of uttering to Advance Caribbean (Barbados) Limited, two pay slips and a salary deduction authorization form, knowing them to be fraudulently altered, on July 2, 2015.

He told Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant he was not guilty of the charge leveled against him.

However, Cumberbatch was not required to plea to the charge that on August 27, 2015, with intent to defraud, obtained from Advance Caribbean (Barbados) Limited $4,000 in cash by virtue of forged instruments, namely two pay slips and a salary deduction authorization form, knowing them to be forged.

When it came time for bail there was no objection from the prosecutor. As such, the accused policeman was released on $7,000 bail with one surety to return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on May 15.

6 Responses to Double trouble

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince March 4, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Wow….

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  2. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer March 4, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Why act supprise? Smh, they’re human beings just like us. The uniform is only let us know they are the law. Cops is the biggest criminals.

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  3. Hal Austin March 4, 2017 at 4:01 am

    A 19 yr old boy stole a mobile phone and was remanded by this magistrate for a month; a serving police officer is accused of rape and he gets bail. This magistrate is out of her league.
    When is officer Gittens going to come to trial?

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  4. JoJo Clarke
    JoJo Clarke March 4, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Ya lie….

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  5. Carson C Cadogan March 4, 2017 at 7:00 am

    It is good to see that the Police High Command is not standing for any foolishness within The Royal Barbados Police Force.

    Policemen who break the Law will face the Law Courts like everybody else who do so.

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  6. Sam Clarke March 6, 2017 at 7:32 am

    ONE MORE REASON FOR A REAL INDEPENDENT BODY TO INVESTIGATE THE POLICE, WITH ALL THESE CHARGES AND ABUSE THAT HAVE LODGE AGAINST SOME MEMBERS OF THE FORCE.
    SLOWLY AND SURELY, BARBADOS IS GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE THE PUBLIC IS BEGINNING TO LOOSE TRUST IN TH LAW ENFORCEMENT, LIKE IN JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
    YOU SEE WHAT HAS AND IS HAPPENING IN THOSE COUNTRIES, WHEN THE TRUST IS GONE?

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