Posted: Monday, December 7, 2020. 8:02 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Supreme Court Justice Westmin James has ruled that the effect of a Statutory Instrument signed by Commissioner of Police Chester Williams on January 9, 2019 is prospective, that is forward from that time, rather than retroactive, going back in time, according to KREM News.
Corporal of Police and former Chair of the Police Association, Eldon Arzu, filed suit against his maximum boss last year, charging that he was improperly denied another term as chair by the Commissioner, who cited the S.I. in his decision. The SI limited the tenure of any one person serving as president to 2 terms.
Arzu had served as president since 2012, but was transferred to Belmopan. Subsequent elections were held in which Sergeant Jane Usher and others took over the executive by popular vote.
KREM News, citing court reports, says that Justice James called on the parties to come together and dialogue on matters that arose as a result of Arzu not being allowed to serve out his remaining one-year term.
Trial is scheduled for February 24 and 25, 2021 after the judge gave other directives on how the parties will move forward with the trial of other issues which concern the claim. Arzu is represented by attorney Nazira Myles.
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