Govt puts hold on JUTC fare increase

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4 district constables arrested

Saturday, February 08, 2014    

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FOUR district constables were on Thursday arrested and charged in relation to the alleged assault of a man while he was in custody at the Falmouth Police Station lock-up more than a year ago.

According to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the four cops were on Thursday morning arrested and charged at the Falmouth Police Station and taken to the Falmouth Resident Magistrate's Court to answer to the charges.

The alleged assault was carried out on Kamoza Clarke on October 20, 2013.

INDECOM said that district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown were charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and misconduct in a public office, while district constables Desmond Lawrence and Triston Turner were charged with neglect of duty.

Eccleston and Brown were each granted bail in the sum of $700,000 with one to three sureties. Both men are to report to the Sandy Bay Police Station and the Falmouth Police Station, respectively, on Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Turner and Lawrence were offered bail in the sum of $500,000 each, with one to three sureties. They are to report to the Ulster Spring Police Station and the Wakefield Police Station respectively, also on Mondays and Fridays, between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

They were all ordered to surrender their travel documents and stop orders were placed on them at all ports of entry.

The matter is set for mention on March 31.





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