Taxi driver granted bail, Cop to face departmental charge

first_imgLinden assault sagaLinden taxi driver Kevin Grant was on Tuesday released on $30,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on charges of assaulting a peace officer in the execution of his duties and resisting arrest. The incident is alleged to have occurred at the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward minibus park, Mackenzie, Linden, on October 8, 2018, while the officer was executing his duties. Grant denied the charges and the matter was adjourned until November 14.Meanwhile, the Police Officer, Tquian Barnes, is also expected to be charged departmentally for the alleged assault of Grant. The advice to charge for both parties came from Police Legal Advisor Claudette Singh. Police had launched an investigation after the parties were both questioned in relation to the incident. The incident which was recorded on video showed both parties involved in an altercation, with Grant being physically assaulted by a rank after apparently resisting arrest. Based on investigation and statements obtained from the parties involved legal advice had been sought, with the videos also being presented in the file.The incident unfolded in full view of the public and was reportedly sparked after the taxi driver who was being accosted by ranks attached to the Mackenzie Police Station for a minor traffic violation failed to report to the Mackenzie Police Station.last_img

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