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Keisha Burke appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday slapped with several charges of assault and disorderly behaviour.
The 20-year-old woman, who resides at Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied the charges which stated that on May 13, 2019 at East La Penitence, Georgetown, she assaulted and unlawfully wounded Police Sergeant Odecia Johnson, who was acting in the execution of her duties. It is alleged that while the defendant was at the East La Penitence Police Station, she unlawfully assaulted Johnson. The second charge stated that on the same day and location, Burke behaved in a disorderly manner.
The third charge stated that on the same day and at the same location, she used indecent language. It is also alleged Burke resisted arrest from Sergeant Johnson, during which time she unlawfully assaulted her causing actual bodily harm.
She was also accused of damaging spectacles belonging to Johnson valued $40,000.
The court heard that on May 13, Officer Johnson was carrying out her duties at East La Penitence Police Station when she noticed a female standing in the building. Johnson then called a male officer, who was sent to enquire why the woman was standing inside the station and to inform the defendant to stand outside. Burke then began to use indecent language while leaving the station.
Johnson after seeing the commotion attempted to arrest the defendant, during which time she dealt the officer several punches to her face, breaking her spectacles.
Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence.
In a bail application on her own behalf, Burke told the court that she went to the station because she heard a friend was arrested. The defendant said she spoke to the officer at the station desk and they told her to wait outside. She continued by saying while walking outside the Virtual Complainant then approached her in an unpleasant manner and she got upset. She was released on $80,000 bail. The case will continue on May 29, 2019.