Magistrate dismisses case against police officer

Woman police officer, Marcia Renault Gustave. who was arrested and charged with several counts of forgery, today walked a free person.

The magistrate had given the prosecution a “final” adjournment for March 13.
Lawyer for Gustave, Wayne Norde, had asked the court to dismiss the matter for “want of prosecution. “
After hearing arguments on both sides the magistrate agreed with defense counsel  Norde and dismissed the matter for want of prosecution.

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21 Comments

  1. ticking clock
    March 15, 2018

    chiling chiling chilling that is what I hear for you Marcia!!!

  2. John Jay
    March 14, 2018

    Good to hear and time for relection.
    Do nt forget those that arrested you in uniform while at work there days are coming after putting your family under pressure.

  3. dee
    March 14, 2018

    I self cannot understand what is going on ein
    what does ”want of Prosecution mean ”
    is it that the prosecutors could not , did not provide the relevant information for prosecution ? Is it that they did not have the evidence to humiliate the Police officer with an arrest ?
    What the hell is going in nah ?.
    Allu know now, when de law suit come, is still from tax payers revenue de settlement coming ?
    weh weh weh , De country upside dong and back to front for true .
    H E L P.

  4. Faceup
    March 14, 2018

    Arrested her in court? I would sue for a good Ten million dollars..Dominicans living in DA bave to learn how to sue.. 8)

  5. Satellite
    March 14, 2018

    Sue their b.side

  6. smh
    March 14, 2018

    it’s ok marcia..life goes on…just know who ur frens are in that police force, not everyone who smiles with you want good for you. worst is being done and they are still in the force.

  7. Police
    March 14, 2018

    I am waiting to see when she will be taken, back to work. alot of grudge taking place in that police force… one set one to rise up while they want to see a next set fall down!! as long is so they want too see it. it will fall back on them; what goes around come back around!

  8. Bee
    March 14, 2018

    DNO it would be nice if you would provide a link to the previous article on the issue or provide a little more background on the case in the current article.

    ADMIN:The link will be added above also: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/crime-court-law/update-female-officer-arrested-at-court-charged-with-foggery/

  9. Dominican
    March 14, 2018

    Whether the accused was guilty or not this is a terrible waste of court time and those who brought the case ought to be suitably punished for such unprofessional conduct. Secondly, it reflects,one again, very badly on our police force, which should have been revamped by now.

  10. Neville
    March 14, 2018

    Case dismissed for want of prosecution. The prosecution out to be sacked now and then Carbon, Blackmoore and Skerrit, in that order. Reason: utter incompetence in office. Dominica is definitely going to the dogs. We might as well abolish that court and the prosecution service and save alot of money…

  11. winston warrington
    March 13, 2018

    If a criminal can be caught committing a felony in court and still escapes justice, what does this say of your DPP?

  12. Pondering
    March 13, 2018

    Yes I! They make d lady suffer for all that time for nothing? Thats wivkedness. Couldnt work for … how many years?

  13. Truth Be Told
    March 13, 2018

    The Government did not bring a case against her. The corrupt system makes its own walk free. Police in all types of illegal activity in Dominica, hand in hand with Government ministers and drug dealers!

  14. kick them out
    March 13, 2018

    what are the oppressors and victimizers of the police force still doing in leadership positions.

  15. mr me too
    March 13, 2018

    ….. the victimizers of the system and the oppressors. theres more to come. more lawsuits than west indies losing streek

  16. Franky
    March 13, 2018

    Way lalay somebody goin to sue the state.. Daniel Carbon you damn failure you causing the damn state money… skerite if you see you doe get rid of that daniel Carbon and valerie I will not vote for you in the next election I swear to God!!!

  17. Ibo France
    March 13, 2018

    Who is going to repay the female officer for tarnishing or just perhaps destroying her reputation? No one deserves his/her life to be upended like that.

  18. Nah la
    March 13, 2018

    Why woman as a descriptor? I would think the name only woulster identify the individual as a woman. And , what other significance was there in using woman?
    Secondly, what of the shame and embarrassment the young lady was made to feel ? Is this really how we operate?

  19. Jack Sprat
    March 13, 2018

    Yes sa! Here we go again. I guess now she will sue the state

  20. Kermit
    March 13, 2018

    Hmmm seems like the state lawyers are very weak. Wayne wining all his cases against all you. Right now she can sue.

  21. Shameless
    March 13, 2018

    Hmmmmmmmmm…very interesting. Why is there so much inefficiency and retributive practices in the police force? Why has Jemma Louis not allowed to return to work? Why was the home of Supt. Cuffy and Sgt. James searched using back-door tactics? Why was Cpl. Vigilante searched and charged for a crime he did not commit? Why is Carbon still serving as chief of police? So many questions not enough answers. SMMFH! :twisted:

    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted:

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