Two admit to assaulting police officers

Three men appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday on separate assault charges, but left under different circumstances – one on bail, the others with an order to perform community service.

Kelvin Richard Nixon of Light Foot Lane, St Michael told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was not guilty of assaulting Samuel Agard on June 5, occasioning him actual bodily harm.

There were no objections to bail from the police prosecutor and the 38-year-old was released on a $3,000 surety. He returns to court on September 13.

In another case, Rhudi Tiadjoe Barton, 19, of Duncans, St Philip admitted to assaulting, resisting and obstructing Police Constable Lamar Cook in the execution of his duties on June 3.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed 80 hours of community service on the teenager after the police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock outlined the facts.

Rajani O’Brian Parris, 21, of Luca Street, St Philip also has the same on amount of community service to perform for assaulting, resisting and obstructing Police Constable Akeel Grant in the execution of his duties on June 3.

Barton, who is a porter, and Parris, a general worker, have to return to the court on August 28 to give an update of their service.

2 Responses to Two admit to assaulting police officers

  1. Mack June 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Police officers on duty need to protect themselves. They are out there protecting a public who want to harm them. It appear that the courts are not taking this matter the serious way it is . When Police defend themselves it is brutality, When police are assaulted what is it???????

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  2. Ian June 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Mack you are absolutely correct. Young persons, both males and females must have respect for the law and those persons who uphold the law. 80 hours of community service is inadequate in my opinion to change the attitude of these young men, and it is a change of attitude that we all wish to see in these young persons. Serious fines must be imposed in addition, to the community service.

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