Eight cops charged with assault

Eight officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force have been released on $3,000 bail after appearing in court today charged with assault.
Rasheed Dawin King of #17 Husbands Crescent, St James is alleging that sergeants Feliston Gilkes and Darby Griffith, as well police constables Christopher Alleyne, Sherry-Ann Watkins, Dave Rock, Jason Leacock, Dave Griffith and Neal Grogan assaulted him at the District ‘E’ Police Station on July 1, 2017, occasioning him actual bodily harm.
The officers denied the charge when they went before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court this morning.
They have been warned not to interfere with King, who is being represented by Andrew Pilgrim, QC, and Kamisha Benjamin.
King’s lawyers, who filed the case, are expected to serve the accused officers with a number of statements, including his medical reports, ahead of the court hearing into the matter on April 5, 2018.

15 Responses to Eight cops charged with assault

  1. John Everatt October 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Well this is great news. Hopefully this will come to an honest conclusion and if the officers are guilty then they should be punished. It seems that many times the police are accused of this type of thing and nothing happens.

  2. Carol T Hinds
    Carol T Hinds October 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Smh. ..madness

  3. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd October 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Barbados Today i would like wannah to take off that ad about the After School Pizza Special cause no lil children dont read the news. Every time I click on the link to read the news it in front me and I have to close it. Take it down or put it to the side.

  4. Katrina P Lewis
    Katrina P Lewis October 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Everybody knows they beat that.boy and everybody knows nothing will come out of that. This new face at the helm of the rbpf what will he do about this beating issue which plagued this force for years. The powers of barbados when will you stop playing the fool and install the camerAs in the rooms

    • hcalndre October 3, 2017 at 2:29 am

      Are these officers given desk duty, suspended or still on the streets?

  5. JoJo Clarke
    JoJo Clarke October 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Bring out all de dirty policemen !!! Alllll …

  6. carlisle Norville October 2, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t speak against law & order, what would life be like in Barbados without those policewomen & men maintaining law & order,( what i am against, is the criminal elements in the Royal Barbados police force both female & male, that want lockin up immediately) & what about the drug squad ,that got they private thing going on with the cocaine, how long before the big boys in the drug squad get investigated, criminals in there too, Barbados curupt in every area,& the people you think are such gentlemen are a bunch of crooks

  7. andy g October 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    you all need to wake up and smell the roses.why you think that Barbados is different.luckily, suspects don’t get hog tied and beat down to force them to talk

    • HardBall October 3, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Andy, you being sarcastic. Suspects don’t get beat??
      It’s being happening for years and it will not stop.

      I believe nothing will become of this, its eight officers against one suspect, and you know they will have their stories straight by the time this case is called (in the next decade).

  8. Joy October 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty.


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