Friday 27 November, 2020

Man charged for beating, choking female police officer

A man has appeared in court charged with beating and choking a female police officer.

According to reports, the officer and a man had an argument on June 15 in Chaguanas.

She left and went to her mother’s home.

The man also went to that location and sometime later dealt the officer a blow to the left side of her forehead.

He then started shouting at her, “I come to kill yuh” following which he started to squeeze her throat.

The woman managed to escape and called out to her sister.

The officer was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where she was medically examined.

On June 16, a report was made to the police and the matter was referred to the Gender Based and Violence Unit (GBVU).

The man was arrested and charged for the offences of assault by beating and choking.

He appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on June 22, where he pleaded not guilty.

He was placed on $80,000 bail to reappear in court on July 20.

Investigations were spearheaded by Woman Superintendent (Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne, head of the GBVU.

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