Conductor aimed chops at cop

– court hears

A conductor yesterday pleaded not guilty to threatening a policeman with a chopper when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

According to police reports, the North Ruimveldt resident, Jamal Holder, 21, allegedly approached the policeman, Jamal Fowler, who was standing at the Route 41 bus park and began to yell at him, saying: “You out of South now…you deh in town so talk up now!”

The court was told that Holder pulled out a chopper and started ‘firing chops’ at the police who then fled the scene and reported the crime.

Holder was slapped with a threatening behaviour charge. Paul Fung-a-Fat, representing the defence, recounted a different story. He told the court that Holder was conducting a bus when he asked Fowler to “drift down” so that another passenger can have a seat and is “sorry for what he did.”

Magistrate Judy Latchman placed Holder on $80,000 bail and adjourned the matter for October 22.

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