From the Courts
October 15, 2010
Officers appeal decision to come

When the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal sits next month, a decision should be handed down in the appeal matter of the three police officers who were convicted for the 2008 assault on a 15-year-old boy.{{more}}

Hadley Ballantyne, Kasanki Quow and Osrick James were each convicted on February 2, 2010, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court with assaulting Jemark Jackson on November 18, 2008, in the general office of the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) at police headquarters in Kingstown.

Jackson testified that his feet and hands were held down by two of the officers, while another beat him with a hose. The youngster also testified in court that he was kicked about his body and slammed three times on the floor before being hospitalised, causing him to be in a coma for a week.

The officers are currently on suspension with half pay, pending the outcome of their appeal.

Director of Public Prosecution Colin Williams prosecuted the case and counsel Arthur Williams represented the policemen.(KW)