Saturday 4 April, 2020

UPDATE: Prison Officer charged


Head of the Barbados Prison Officers Association, Trevor Browne , has been formally charged with attempting to incite mutiny at HMP Dodds. 

The charges are that Browne, between May 1 to 9, 2018 maliciously endeavoured to seduce a number of prison officers away from duty. They are Stephenson Trotman, Ophneal Austin, David Davis and Shanell Ellis-Vaughn. 

He is to appear in the District C Magistrate Court today to answer to the charges. 

The charges fall under Section 27 of the Prison Act Chapter 128: 

"Any person who, directly or indirectly, instigates, commands, counsels or solicits any meeting, sedition or disobedience to any lawful command of a prison officer to any other prison officer, or maliciously endeavour to seduce any prison officer from his allegiance or duty, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of one year."




A Prison Officer is facing the possibility of having the tables turned on him.

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) is reporting that a member of the Prison Service is in their custody assisting with an investigation. 

Word of this comes from Acting Public Relations Officer with the Force, Sergeant Michael Blackman.

He told the media that the Officer is currently in custody this morning: 

"A Prison Officer is currently in police custody assisting with investigations."

He did not provide further details or respond to reports that the person was a senior member of the Barbados Prison Service at this time. 

Oher sections of the media have reported that the person is in fact a senior member of the Barbados Prison Officers Association (BPOA). 

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