Woman gets bail on cop assault, abusive language charges

A 23-year-old woman was yesterday released on $50,000 bail after denying charges of using abusive language and assaulting a police officer.

The first charge read against Geeta Latchman stated that on August 25th, at Lamaha Street, Kitty, she made use of abusive language to Kennedy Barkoye.

It was also alleged that on the same date at Alexander Street, Kitty, Latchman unlawfully assaulted Erica Benjamin, a woman police constable, in an attempt to escape lawful apprehension.

The final charge stated that on August 23rd, at Lamaha Street, Latchman made use of abusive language to Barkoye.

The woman pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

It is the police’s case that the accused and Barkoye, who have two children together, had an argument on August 23rd and the accused started to abuse the man with a series of expletives. It is further alleged that on August 25th, the woman and Barkoye were having a phone conversation when he asked her to lower her voice and she became angry and started to abuse him with a series of expletives. On the same date, while police were attempting to arrest her, she pushed police constable Benjamin into a parked vehicle.

Following her not guilty pleas, Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman released Latchman on a total of $50,000 bail and adjourned the proceedings until today.

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