Man Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Police

August 11, 2014

Appearing in front of Senior Magistrate Archie Warner this morning [Aug 11], forty nine year old Vincent Best elected to be tried in Magistrates Court when he faced charges of assaulting a police constable and violently resisting arrest by police in Pembroke on 8th August 2014.

Mr Best pleaded not guilty to the charges and Senior Magistrate Warner set trial for 29th September and granted the defendant $5,000 bail and required him to provide a Surety.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Without making any reference to this case, all to often convicted people get off lightly for resisting arrest & assaulting police officers.

    It is like it is OK to do so. Too bad the magistrates don’t have to deal with these characters face to face in the streets arresting them.

    • X man says:

      Resisting Arrest has to be defined and possibly noted to the public of what Resisting Arrest is.

      I have known several cases were the Individual didn’t exactly what the Police Constable ordered -like stand on side of the vehical while they were being booked for excessive Motor Vehical Speed and found himself in court for not Speeding but for
      Resisting Arrest.
      Another case was at the Kindly Field were a Young Man failed to to stay on his bike after he was stoped on a routine Licence Check
      and had and argument with a hot headed Police Constable over being stoped and it was taken as Resisting Arrest.
      Are we all under arrest but just don’t know it.
      Prehaps a lot of our old World British Redcoat Laws we have should be reformed anyway.- it’s 2014 not 1714

      • bdaboy says:

        You want to reform laws? Stop protesting against equal rights for all people. Stop perpetuating racist attitudes, grow up and then maybe you can have laws that treat you like an adult.

  2. Sparky says:

    This crap will continue because the Police Service is no longer a POLICE FORCE.

    • X man says:

      It’s the same Job and Public mission just a more civilized and more public friendly name.
      Police Service’ was a more suitable name used to work with the People and get more People involved in assisting the Police
      especially when it come to informing them on criminal incidents or Persons of interest.
      In the early 1980′s it was noted that the Police Force then had an awful relationship with the Black People of Bermuda
      as it took a toll on the Police Force trying to deal with criminals acts also the pure hatred was there which resulted in
      so many bad things going wrong with the Police Force – while White People at that time called there beloved Police Force a service
      to them, People of Color described them as Babylon – an evil uniformed group instigated by White Power to
      Hunt down and contain them – that was the mindset then.
      One way to change this mindset ideology was to change the name of the Police Force to Police Service.. – since then the Relationship between the Police and the Public has gotten a lot better. — not perfect but better!

      • bdaboy says:

        I’m white and I had a pretty bad relationship white the police as well….but keep up the racism, it’s all you have to whine about.
        remember all those black west indian cops, are they racist against black Bermudians as well?