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Six police officers charged for crimes in August

September 4, 2018 5:05 am

Six police officers were charged for crimes committed around the country last month.

The serious crime statistics by Director of Public Prosecutions for August reveals the trend of police officers being involved in criminal activities continuing from previous months.

Of the 106 people charged with a total of 144 counts of separate incidents, three police officers were charged with aggravated robbery whereby they allegedly robbed a person of $1,530 worth of goods and also assaulted the victim.

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Another police officer was charged with the theft of a mobile phone, while another lawman was charged with assaulting his wife causing her actual bodily harm.

Another was charged with careless driving.

There were nine juveniles who were charged with aggravated burglary and theft offences.

Theft topped the offences list at 40 cases, with 24 cases of aggravated burglary and 20 of aggravated robbery.

There were also two murder cases and as many attempted murder.

A 38-year-old man was charged with the murder of his 35-year-old wife and in another incident a 26-year-old man was charged with the murder of a 48-year-old woman.

The accused is also charged with the breach of his suspended sentence.

There were two incidents of attempted murder.

A 53-year-old man was charged with the attempted murder of his 43-year-old wife and in another incident, a 33-year-old man was charged with the attempted murder of his 22-year-old girlfriend.

The accused is also charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

There were 81 victims of the 144 counts of separate incidents.

Of the 81 victims, there were nine incidents where the accused and victims were related to one another, three incidents where foreign nationals were robbed and three incidents where police officers were assaulted during arrests.

Seven cases were withdrawn after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed.

Two cases were withdrawn due to the accused person being mentally unfit to stand trial, one case was withdrawn after the death of the accused person, and another case was withdrawn after the complainant left the country while three other cases were withdrawn due to insufficient evidence.

This data is confined to incidents of serious crimes other than sexual violence offences which are recorded and published separately.

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