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Five police officers charged with non-sexual violence offences

13:04 Wed Dec 06, 2017


Five police officers charged with non-sexual violence offences

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Report by: Ana Ravulo

Sixty-seven people were charged with a total of fifty-nine counts of separate incidents last month.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says that of the 67 people charged, five were police officers.

The offenses last month include one case of manslaughter, a case of manslaughter arising from breach of duties, sixteen aggravated robberies, seventeen burglary cases, nineteen theft cases, a case of possession of illicit drugs, act with intent to cause grievous harm, assault causing actual bodily harm, assisting prisoner at large and dangerous driving.

Three juveniles were also charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and theft offenses.

DPP says that a police officer was charged with one count of theft for allegedly stealing a radio and amplifier from a car amounting to $500.

Two other police officers were charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm of a 23-year-old man in the Northern Division.

In another matter, one police officer was charged with assisting a prisoner at large. He is alleged to have assisted a prisoner to evade police custody after the prisoner’s court appearance.

Another police officer was charged with dangerous driving.

DPP says that a 20-year-old unlicensed tractor driver was charged with manslaughter after he allegedly caused an accident with the tractor that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old girl.

In another incident, a 21-year-old mother was charged with one count of manslaughter arising from breach of duties. She allegedly left the victim and her two children in a house that caught fire and a one-year-old girls died from the incident.

DPP adds that one man was charged with one count of possession of illicit drugs. A package containing 1.4kilograms of methamphetamine was found at the accused person’s house.

In alleged aggravated robbery and burglary offences, cash amounts ranged from $30 to $10,000 and assorted items ranged from $500 to over $62,000 stolen items.

Meanwhile three cases were withdrawn after discontinuances.



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