Barbados: Eight cops charged with assault

Barbados Today:-Eight officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force have been released on $3,000 bail after appearing in court today charged with assault.

Rasheed Dawin King of #17 Husbands Crescent, St James is alleging that sergeants Feliston Gilkes and Darby Griffith, as well police constables Christopher Alleyne, Sherry-Ann Watkins, Dave Rock, Jason Leacock, Dave Griffith and Neal Grogan assaulted him at the District ‘E’ Police Station on July 1, 2017, occasioning him actual bodily harm.

The officers denied the charge when they went before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court this morning.

They have been warned not to interfere with King, who is being represented by Andrew Pilgrim, QC, and Kamisha Benjamin.

King’s lawyers, who filed the case, are expected to serve the accused officers with a number of statements, including his medical reports, ahead of the court hearing into the matter on April 5, 2018