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Cop charged for allegedly shooting man in handcuffs

Cop charged for allegedly shooting man in handcuffs


Police Constable 425 Sedan Searles has been suspended from active duty with half salary, after being charged with shooting a handcuffed prisoner in the leg.{{more}}

Searles appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Nicklan King of South Rivers.

Searles was granted bail in the sum of $5,000 with one surety.

On Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Park Hill, King alleges that two officers came to a house where he was and informed him that a warrant was out for his arrest.

He further alleges that while he was in handcuffs, he was shot in his left leg.

Searles’ suspension took effect from March 16. He is being represented by attorney Ronald Marks.

The matter was adjourned to May 21, 2015 for hearing. (KW)