Editorial Staff
4 weeks ago

Editorial Staff
4 weeks ago

Man convicted of beating three police officers

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​By Zaya Williams

 

Late last month, Bruli Valdez from St. Johnstons Village found himself in legal trouble when the police arrested and charged him with three counts of battery on police and one of resisting arrest.

On January 27, he beat Shawn Silston, a member of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, in the execution of his duties.

During the incident, Valdez also confronted Diana Hector and Ian Michael, who are both police officers.

The law enforcement officers were attempting to carry out an arrest on Valdez.

Appearing before the court earlier this week, Valdez entered a plea of guilty to all three counts of battery on police.

However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of resisting arrest.

Subsequently, the prosecution chose not to present any evidence against him on the resisting arrest charge, leading to the dismissal of that particular charge.

For the battery on police charges, Valdez was handed fines of $350.00 for the charge against Corporal Michael, $500.00 for the charge against Corporal Hector, and $500.00 for the charge against Constable Silston.

The court instructed Valdez to pay the fines immediately; otherwise, he would face a one-month imprisonment term at H.M.P for each charge, to be served concurrently.

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