A teacher and a driver, who were seen in a widely circulated video arguing with members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), were yesterday charged for breaching the curfew and disorderly behaviour.
Twenty-six-year-old Keron Daniels, a driver, of 136 Continental Park, East Bank Demerara, and Latoya Stanford, 32, a teacher, of Lot 19 Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.
They both pleaded guilty to two charges which alleged that they breached the curfew. They were fined a total of $26,250.
Meanwhile, Daniels was also charged with disorderly behaviour. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $15,000 bail; his case has been adjourned to August 27, 2020, for trial.
The police, in a release said the defendants encountered police ranks in front of the Leonora Police Station about 20:40hrs on the day in question.
The driver was abusive to police ranks who exercised much restraint after which he drove away. Police gave chase and intercepted the vehicle at around 21:30 hrs at the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
At that point, the ranks used their mobile phones to record the stop.
Daniels, who was seated in motorcar, PYY 4683 could be heard saying to the officer, “Get from in front of my car. Da is yuh vehicle boy, pass my keys boy. I want yuh see yuh bruck my f*#king key.”
The driver, who appeared highly upset could be heard saying, “Move the light from in front of my face.”
At that point, the cop continued recording and the driver pulled out a hockey stick from his car and attempted to hit the rank.
In the video, one can hear an officer cranking his weapon after the driver seemed to pose a threat to ranks.