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.
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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