A sergeant of police who is also a prosecutor and his father were in court this month over broken windows at their shared home.
Cornelius Williams, 76, of Langley Park, appeared before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court this month, charged that on Dec. 18, 2019 at Langley Park, he damaged two glass windows (one 3’x3’ and one 3’x4’) valued at EC$730, the property of Renrick Cato of the same address.
The facts presented in the court are that on Dec. 18, 2019, about 2:45 p.m., Cato was at work when he received a call from his sister informing him that their father was mashing up the windows to Cato’s room.
Both men and the sister share the same house, but the room belongs to Cato.
Williams, in mitigation, gave a historical background of how he acquired the property and his living conditions from 1976, telling the court he built a three-bedroom house and gave rooms to his son and daughter.
The magistrate interrupted the defendant more than once, telling him that the court was only interested in the Dec. 18 incident.
Williams described his son as “a dictator in my home.
“I told him he is a disgrace to all the sergeants and he tell me I need a bullet in my face,” the defendant said.
Pompey, a retired deputy police chief, stopped Williams amidst his tirade, and suggested that the matter was for the Commissioner of Police.
Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police John Ballah, however, rose, telling the magistrate that Cato had earlier said that he did not want compensation and had already bought new windows.
Magistrate Pompey reprimanded and discharged Williams.
Cato who sat in court during the hearing left immediately after the verdict.