by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The Police have filed charges against Malvern Walwyn of Hardtimes Village, Gingerland, Nevis Superintendent James Sutton told WINN on Tuesday, May 04, 2021.
“The matter is before the court. He has three charges [which are] simple wounding, resisting arrest, and battery on police. He is scheduled to appear at court on May 5th.”
Superintendent Sutton said he is unaware if charges were filed against the Police by Walwyn following the incident.
In early February, viral videos showed officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force tussle with Walwyn, and a police officer standing on him while he lay in a drain.
On Saturday, February 06, 2021, the police reported the matter was under internal investigation. Tuesday (February 09), WINN received a statement from the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force read by Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Operations, Adolph Adams on the matter.
“The High Command of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has viewed, with deep concern, videos that show parts of an incident that occurred in Nevis and involved several of our Police Officers.
The High Command would like to inform the public that an investigation has been launched into the matter.
We want to reassure you that your safety and security remain our number one concern. We have in place well-established protocols and procedures for Police Officers to follow when responding to reports and apprehending or arresting suspects. Our organization remains committed to the fight against criminality and strongly believes in respecting human rights and the dignity of others,” the statement read.
At news time, WINN FM was not able to obtain an update on the status of that investigation.