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.