The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Christopher Nelson, QC, has confirmed that charges would be laid against two police officers who were involved in recent road fatalities on the island.
Speaking with THE NEW TODAY on Wednesday, DPP Nelson said that the bailable charge of ‘Death by Dangerous Driving’ will be laid against the officers by the relevant authorities by the end of the week.
Police Constable Shane Charles was the officer involved in the death of well-known businessman, Trevor Renwick of Massy United Insurance in the Villa, St. George’s while PC Randy Alexander in the policeman linked to the death of popular street girl, Betty-Ann “String Beans” Lambert.
The charges will be slapped on the two cops following a thorough review of the evidence gathered by the Traffic Department and Criminal Investigation Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) as a result of 3 weeks of investigations.
The evidence gathered was sent to the DPP’s office last week and Nelson, QC after reviewing the finding decided that charges should be laid in the two separate incidents.
Renwick, who was Managing Director of Massy United Insurance Limited met his death on April 12 just about 6.00 p.m. while commuting along the Grand Anse Valley main road.
It is reported that his motorcycle collided with a blue Subaru motorcar, driven by Police PC Charles, who is attached to the Maurice Bishop International Airport.
After the collision, Renwick reportedly ended up in a drain in close proximity to ‘‘Andy’s Bar’ in Grand Anse Valley.
The following Friday night, (April 13), 37-year-old Lambert, a mother of three young children, was reportedly rolled over by a green passenger mini bus, registered number, HX735, plying the Boca/St. George route, and dragged to death for about 1000 meters just passed the Deco Service Station in Tempe .
The woman was reportedly sitting alongside the River Road main road, just outside L.A. Purcell Lumber Yard, when she was picked up by the mini bus, which was driven by PC Alexander, who is attached to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) Police Band.
Death by Dangerous Driving carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.