By Aaron Humes: Thirty five (35) year old police Constable Urbie Alamilla attached to the Intelligence section of Eastern Division (South) and a former Minister’s driver, has been remanded to prison, having been accused of discharging a firearm in a public place, to wit, Green Jade Restaurant located between Miles 8 and 9 on the Phillip Goldson Highway on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Fellow officers walked the accused from the corner of Regent Street and Treasury Lane into court, wearing no handcuffs, in an attempt to get past the press.
In court Alamilla pleaded not guilty.
The charge is brought under the Crimes Control and Criminal Justice Act, which denies bail in those circumstances, and not the Summary Jurisdiction Act which would have given Magistrate Carlon Mendoza more leeway on bail, and thus Alamilla was remanded until August 9, 2016. The difference prompted a break for some research of the law in question.
Alamilla is represented by Richard “Dickie” Bradley and Anthony Sylvestre. Bradley says that he will be applying for bail for his client as early as tomorrow and he could be out within days.
Bradley would not comment on the first incident reported by police a week ago as it has nothing to do with the case at hand.
Police recovered an expended 9 mm Aquila brand shell and 9 mm Aquila brand live round on the floor of the restaurant. Alamilla may also face wounding and aggravated assault charges for injuries to two persons involved in the fracas, Ashley Haylock and Sharmaine Bainton.
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