A 24-year-old police constable, who was charged for having an illegal firearm in his possession, today got the matter against him dismissed.
Jerome Liddell of B 2 Bent Street, Wortmanville, had denied the charge which stated that on May 26, 2019, at Thomas Land Georgetown, he had in his possession one 9 mm pistol when he was not the holder of a firearm licensed enforced at the time.
The police rank was on trial before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
However, when the matter was called today, the Cheif Magistrate ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, she is of the opinion that the prosecution failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Hence, she dismissed the matter and told Liddell he was free to go.
Throughout the trial, Liddell was represented by Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd.
According to information, on the day in question, Liddell and three others were in a car when ranks intercepted the vehicle and asked to conduct a search. It was during the search that an officer found the gun in the vehicle. Liddell was then told of the offence to which he denied. Hence, he was arrested and taken to the station.