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Two granted bail after police brawl

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Two granted bail after police brawl

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The two men who found themselves at the centre of a brawl with police earlier this month were granted bail earlier when they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

Travis Tremaine Brathwaite, 30, of Sealy Hall, St Philip, had denied assaulting, obstructing and resisting Constable 2077 Dennis Murray. He also denied damaging a shirt belonging to the Crown on May 3.

James Anthony Andrews, 34, of No. 236 Apple Hall Terrace, St Philip, also denied failing to wear proper attire; loitering in the area of the Nursery Drive Terminal with intent to solicit passengers; assaulting Constable 2214 Donnette Cadogan and using the threatening words: “If I can’t work in the stand, I will wait until you get pay and rob you and kill you,” to Cadogan, on the same day.

A video of Murray in a fight, kicking and punching a man in the stomach before the lawman was pulled off by fellow policemen and others subsequently went viral, causing a lot of public outcry.

Michael Lashley QC, appeared on both their behalf before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

She released both men on $2 000 and they are scheduled to return to court on June 7. (RA)