Superintendent of Police, Matthew Cuffy, has been charged for the murder of Kerwin Prosper.
Cuffy, one of several police officers under investigation for the death of Prosper, appeared before Magistrate Pearl Williams today where the charge was read to him.
Since the matter is indictable —expected to be heard at the High court before a Judge and jury— the senior police officer was not required to enter a plea.
According to the charge filed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Richmond Valentine, on Monday February 15, 2021, “Cuffy of Riviere Cyrique did murder Prosper of Kingshill in Roseau”.
The prosecution’s case is led by Trinidadian Attorney, Keith Scotland and local attorney attached to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dianna Matthew.
Cuffy is represented by attorneys Gina Dyer Munro and Zeena Moore Dyer.
Since bail cannot be granted in the Magistrate Court for capital offenses, an application is currently ongoing for bail in the High court.
The matter has been adjourned to November 18, 2021, for Preliminary Inquiry.