Wednesday, 2 April 2014

14-year-old student to appear in court on May 30

A 14-year-old female student, who was engaged in a brawl with a policewoman at the St. George’s Bus Terminus, will be going to court on May 30, 2014.

The student, who is presently on EC$6 500 bail with one surety, was charged with: damage to government property; resisting arrest; wounding; assault on police; disorderly behaviour; and using obscene language in a public place to the annoyance of the officer.

A small segment of the fracas was captured and uploaded via Facebook. The video has had thousands of views and has become the focus of many discussions online and other media such as radio programmes.

Chair of the Grenada National Coalition on the Rights of the Child, Ann Greaves, described the video as very disturbing, and said that a meeting will be held with the top ranks of the Police Force to thoroughly discuss the matter.

In a statement, Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James said that he wishes to confirm that he is in receipt of a complaint in respect of an incident at the St. George’s Bus Terminus, which involves one of his officers and a student.

“The Commissioner wishes to inform the general public that an investigation has been launched into the complaint and assures everyone that it will be one of fairness,” said that statement, which was issued through the Community Relations Department. (LS)

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