Police Constable in trouble with the law
From the Courts
April 20, 2012
Police Constable in trouble with the law

Another member of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has found himself on the wrong side of the law.{{more}}

Police Constable Desron Frank should have been sentenced yesterday at the Serious Offences Court, after he was found guilty on charges of common assault and trespass with intent to intimidate.

Frank, a South Rivers resident, was also initially charged with using threatening language, but that charge was withdrawn by prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche.

The incident took place on January 21, 2012, at Freeland, Mesopotamia, when Frank entered the premises of Hyacinth Mack.

At the trial, Mack testified that she was at home around 10:30 p.m. when she heard a violent pounding on a door. The woman asked who was pounding on her door and the person replied, “Ah come fuh kill…”

The woman’s daughter, who was home with her at the time, telephoned her older brother. When the brother arrived on the scene, Frank was met outside in Mack’s yard, shirtless and with a cutlass in his hand.

In his testimony, Frank said he went to talk to Mack about allegations he claimed she made about his son. He also told the court that the reason he had the cutlass in his hand was because Frank had bad dogs.

He also explained that the reason he was shirtless and in a short trousers was because rain was falling that night.

Mack’s daughter and son also testified, supporting her testimony.

Just two weeks ago, two police constables were given their marching orders by Commissioner of Police, Keith Miller.

Kevis Thompson and Yashfer Matthews, both with nine years service, were discharged from the Force earlier this month, following a breach of police protocol.(KW)