The accused, Clive Francois.

A police officer was brought before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, charged with assaulting a child last year.

Police Constable Clive Francois pleaded not guilty to a charge that on Nov. 17, at Campden Park, he assaulted Jomai Walker of Questelles, causing actual bodily harm

Francois pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted EC$1,500 bail with one surety.

The matter was adjourned to Aug. 20.

Francois is alleged to have assaulted the child, said to be his stepson, by beating him.

He is being represented by lawyer Kay Bacchus-Baptiste.

Police Constable Clive Francois uses a t-shirt to hide his face after his arraignment on Wednesday. (iWN photo)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Well well he needs a cat tail wipping and let him see how it feels.In Vince vernacular, there is an old adage that goes like this, “Do so not like so “.

  2. What is the mother’s story??? By the way what kind of blows he could administer to this child so that it is categorised as a ‘beating’ and not just old fashioned discipline… as a mother whose first child was raised by participation of a non biological father step parent abuse always worried me… I believed my husband had the right to participate in the discipline of his step son because he provided everything else for him as a father should but Lord abuse would have killed me…ah still sorry fo the Officer too though…abused people often become abusers

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