Friday 22 November, 2019

Cops throw the book at pepper sprayed former colleague, ‘Parro’

Former Deputy Superintendent, Altermoth ‘Parro’ Campbell reacts to being pepper sprayed by a policeman during a traffic stop.

Former Deputy Superintendent, Altermoth ‘Parro’ Campbell reacts to being pepper sprayed by a policeman during a traffic stop.

Retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, Altermoth ‘Parro’ Campbell had the book thrown at him by his former colleagues.

Campbell was slapped with five charges arising out of an incident when a police constable pepper sprayed him in the eyes during a traffic stop.

He has been charged with careless driving, driving without a seat belt, disobeying a constable's command, no insurance and resisting arrest.

However, the charge of resisting arrest was thrown out by the prosecution when Campbell appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.

The other charges have been transferred to the Traffic Court, where Campbell - who had his bail extended - is scheduled to appear on July 30.

Campbell was stopped by the police after overtaking a line of traffic close to Half Way Tree in the Corporate Area.

After arguing with a cop but failing to identify himself, he was pepper sprayed.

The owner of the vehicle, Muriel Chambers, has also been charged with driving without a license and aiding and abetting. Chambers will also answer to those charges in the Traffic Court.

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