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Ashieka Lyttle after her court appearance on Aug. 13 in connection with the charges. (iWN photo)

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The New Montrose woman who alleged that police slapped her repeatedly in the presence of her children after she swore at an ice cream parlour in Kingstown has pleaded not guilty to three charges the officer brought against her.

Ashieka Lyttle, 25, appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where she was read charged that on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Kingstown, she assaulted police Constable 720 Delroy Williams, he being a police officer acting in the due execution of his duty.

Lyttle was further charged that on the same date and place, she made use of indecent language to Williams, to wit, ‘Way the f**k does do you, even if you lock me up and carry me court yuh can’t win me”.

The third charge was that on the same date and place, she resisted the arrest of PC Williams, he being a police officer acting in the due execution of his duty.

Magistrate Rickie Burnett continued the EC$3,000 bail that Lyttle had secured at the Central Police Station on Saturday.

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Lyttle’s lawyer, Grant Connell, asked for full disclosure, which the court ordered.

The trial is slated for Oct. 8.

A video has emerged on social media showing a police officer forcibly taking a woman, who is holding a baby, in the direction of the Central Police Station in Kingstown.

Lyttle told iWitness News on Sunday that the video is part of the altercation between she and the police officer, and that she is the woman in the video.

Lyttle told iWitness News that she, her daughter, her 2-year-old son, along with one of her friends and her friend’s children went to the Frisko ice cream parlour on Bay Street, Kingstown sometime after 8 p.m. Saturday.

She said she swore in the presence the officer who she said had jumped the line at the ice cream parlour.

Lyttle said the officer rebuked for using the swear word, but also grabbed then struck her when she swore again as she was leaving the business place.

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2 replies on “Woman who accused police of slapping her appears in court”

  1. When the Minister of Crime is out of control the police force which he hold and wields power through are out of control also.

    The police have a history of slapping people in public and beating them whilst in the interview room.

    Ralph Gonsalves has said the most horrendous things to and about Vincentians but never face to face without the protection of his body guards. Gonsalves is a typical coward and takes advantage of his political position and in every aspect and situation possible.

    Accused of rape and sexual assault by many women and now being exposed in what appears on the surface as dirty dealing in a private Cuban hotel dining room.

  2. JC
    The police should be the one charged with assault.In the 21st century if you speak you can go to jail but if you get your teeth knock out it’s okay. What threat is a woman holding a baby in line with childten? Maybe its time to increase penalties for any form of uninvited touching while rescindind laws for corporal punishment and obscene language allow people to vent. What about “words are kind blows are unkind”

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