Police officer charged with attempted murder

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The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) has preferred a charge of attempted murder against one of their own.

Police Constable, Ransom Fredrick, appeared before the Roseau Magistrate Court today, July 14, 2022, where the charge was read to him. The accused was not required to enter a plea as the matter is an indictable offense and is expected to be heard at the High court before a judge and jury.

Fredrick, of Sineku, in the Kalinago Territory, is accused of the attempted murder of Glennie  Bruney of 13 River Street, Roseau.

Reports indicate that some time in the wee hours of July 9, 2022, at River Street, Bruney was shot four (4) times. He is currently a patient at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) in stable condition.

At the court hearing, the prosecution led by State attorney, Daina Matthew, did not object to bail. However, presiding Magistrate, Pearl Williams, was asked by defense attorney, Wayne Norde, to stand down the matter for the afternoon sitting of the court as their proposed surety was not in possession of all required documents.

Sometime after 2:00 p.m, when the court resumed its sitting, Magistrate Williams was unable to attend the hearing and despite efforts by Fredrick’s attorney, Norde and Gina Abraham-Thomas to sway Magistrate Gloria Augustus to entertain the bail application, she said she could not.

The prosecution then made an application pursuant to section 212 of the Magistrate Code of Procedure to have the accused placed in the custody of the investigating officer until his return to court tomorrow for the bail application hearing.

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17 Comments

  1. Desiree Winston
    July 16, 2022

    When they wear uniforms and badge they think they are above the law don’t trust them ,they call that trigger happy

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    • Marie
      July 19, 2022

      It’s a prime example our country is without a police force but instead we gained a private militia paid for by all you. All you see something wrong? Well done!

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  2. Bwa-Banday
    July 15, 2022

    Sadly, there were warning signs that this officer would daycarlay somebody innocently. When he was in Laplaine working he was always well bweelay (drunk). On one occasion he and another one was bursting shots from a firearm just for show. The Sargent in the station was informed and still he was not transferred until later.

    Matter of fact, if one has to go back and look in the police diary they will see where a supervisor wrote that he should not be given a firearm unless under supervision. So, for the hell of me I don’t understand why he was given a private firearm license by the chief.

    This is pure negligence on Carbon’s part and the family needs to suit him because he condoned such behavior. But on the other hand, when the now deputy chief could allegedly shoot a man in his behind and claimed the man shot himself after taking his gun from him what else do you expect? The same deputy even admitted how difficult it was to find qualified individuals to join the force .SMH

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  3. Lin clown
    July 15, 2022

    This police guy is in serious trouble.If the guy die within a year and a day as a result of the gunshots the charge will be changed to murder.If the police officer is convicted of attempted murder and sent to jail,and the victim dies within a year and a day,the police will be brought back to court and the charge or murder will be read to him.With all de smart IBO and St.Jean smart I sure they doe know that.We will hear the full case on Q95 with Judge Matt Peltier presiding.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 17, 2022

      You that guy always talking nonsense.
      Have you ever heard of double jeopardy?
      So, what you are insinuating is that within one year, and one day if the victim dies of other causes the assailant would be responsible for his death?
      Not surprising the laws of Dominica are different from any other place on earth where common law is adapted and practice.
      Anyway, double jeopardy is the prosecution of a person twice for the same offense!
      You see kindergarten graduate; in America we have Federal, and State jurisdiction. When someone commits a crime in one state and fled when caught they extradited, to where the crime occurred.
      In such case; under the dual sovereignty doctrine, the courts can try, convict and sentence a defendant for the same crime twice if the trials take place in separate jurisdictions.
      How many jurisdiction exist in Dominica?
      So, since I don’t know how that works in Dominica where everything is first, can you enlighten me by explaining your legal theory on the…

  4. Skerro
    July 15, 2022

    That guy is a sick guy he shouldn’t. Be in the force not even an animal someone would give all that bullet

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  5. BMB
    July 15, 2022

    It’s just amazing how the state, the court and the lawyers will bend over backwards to make sure when it’s a police involved incident, that bail is granted no matter what. If he was a civilian you’d only here about him in about 4 years time when the case finally call. After all man. A police officer is alleged to have shot a man FOUR TIMES….is charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER…. and you’re seeking to place him on bail? So this one is not a case of, “not in the public interest”? This one will “not interfere with the witness (s)”? This one is, “not a flight risk”? Police officers have been charged with a manners of offences. I want someone to tell me here on DNO….who or when have you EVER HEARD of a police officer found guilty of an offence and sent to prison here in Dominica? In the last 30 YEARS I can only think of ONE (which was sexually related to a minor).

  6. If we knew better
    July 15, 2022

    Something just told me it was this guy. SOmetimes we let the power get to our heads.

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  7. Braindamage
    July 15, 2022

    Is it that the police officer wanted to put off the guy’s lamp… 4 shots…. that’s a lot.. and still survived.

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  8. Ibo France
    July 15, 2022

    The recruitment of new police officers should be thorough and meticulous. This is significantly crucial. The best of society should be targeted to join.

    In Dominica, the bar of recruiting people for the police service is so low that even shady characters scale the rod.

    Frankly, I am not surprised by this incident. These guys are like burnt rice that come from the bottom of the pot. The worse of society, not all, but the majority of them.

    You cannot plant cassava and expect to reap tomatoes.

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    • hmm
      July 15, 2022

      You sound like a real good guy. Maybe you should join the force and show them how it’s done

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  9. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 14, 2022

    Dem man from the K T are vary stupid when they drink. They like to felay, fight.. An example should be made. Some police believe they can do people what they want and get away. Not one shot but multiple. His intention was to kill. They so that’s giving the other officers the bad name. Jail His arse.

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    • Ibo France
      July 16, 2022

      There is some truth to your comments but I don’t like the stereotyping of an ethnic group. I’ve seen people of different ethnicity behave badly when intoxicated. There is no justification to riddle an unarmed man’s body with four bullets.

      This is the mentality of the members of the Death Squad. Kill! Kill !Kill! They killed Kerwin Prosper. They killed Keyan. Now, this one attempted to kill yet another civilian. Something has to change.

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    • lmckoy
      July 16, 2022

      The only thing that we are told about the case is that “— that some time in the wee hours of July 9, 2022, at River Street, Bruney was shot four (4) times —.” So, clearly you do not have sufficient information to reach a reasonable conclusion, especially when Dominicans are considered innocent until proven guilty.

  10. Zandoli
    July 14, 2022

    DNO, a little more detail about the case would have been helpful.
    Was the officer performing his duties when the alleged incident too place?
    Was rhe victim shot/beaten/stabbed?
    More info please.

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    • Ibo France
      July 15, 2022

      Shabby journalism as usual. What led to this seemingly excessive force. Was the officer’s life in jeopardy? This is amateurish journalism.

  11. Sousey sel
    July 14, 2022

    Dominicans, let us not provoke the wrath of the Almighty because it will be a very sad day for Dominica.

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