Sunday 15 December, 2019

Officer fined $18,000 for assaulting wife

A police constable who was charged with assaulting his common-law wife six years ago has been fined $18,000.

PC Curtis Griffith was fined on Tuesday by deputy Chief Magistrate Cherril Ann Antoine at the close of the case.

Failure to pay the fine will result in a default of three years of hard labour.

The State was led by attorney Dylan Martin, while Griffith was represented by attorney Rudolph Boisson.

It was alleged that on May 1, 2013, in Cocorite, Griffith assaulted the woman by punching her, and even putting her in a chokehold.

The attack left the victim with a broken nose as well as other injuries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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