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No bail for Gittens


No bail for Gittens

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POLICE OFFICER Everton Gittens’ unusual attempt to be granted bail on a murder charge failed two hours after he was remanded in the District A Criminal Court.

Gittens, along with a contingent of fellow officers and his two lawyers went before Justice Olson Alleyne in Supreme Court No 5 with an application seeking bail, but Alleyne turned it down.

“Bail is denied,” the judge stated after listening to arguments from Gittens’ counsel, Angela Mitchell-Gittens and Desmond Sands.

Upon the ruling, Gittens’ girlfriend collapsed and had to be walked out of the court, while one of his female Drug Squad colleagues also fainted and had to be taken from the precincts by ambulance.

Gittens remains on remand at Dodds until May 18.

He was charged with murdering Selwyn Knight; recklessly engaging in conduct that put Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm and wounding Junior Knight with intent to maim, disfigure or disable.

All of the offences reportedly took place on March 15 at Dash Road, St Michael. (Coastline Communication)