Tobago policeman to sue state over wild meat charge

Keston Kirk, the 39-year-old police officer who won his case against the state for the illegal possession of 17 iguanas, will sue the state for malicious prosecution.

This, after the officer of Sherwood Park, Tobago, was freed from all charges by Magistrate Duane Murray in the Scarborough Magistrate court on Wednesday.

Kirk, who has 19 years of service, was suspended for four years after he was charged with the offense.

According to Martin George (Kirk’s attorney), the officer will now take the matter to the High Court to sue the state for damages and compensation for malicious prosecution.

Senior Superintendent Jeffrey George and Game Warden John Edwards appeared as witnesses for the state.

Attorneys from the Director of Public Prosecution’s Office were flown in from Trinidad for the case.

 

Story by CAMILLE MCEACHNIE

https://www.cnc3.co.tt/press-release/tobago-policeman-sue-state-over-wild-meat-charge

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