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Arrest warrant issued for cop after two-year wait for medical records

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 3:48 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A near two-year delay to obtain a medical certificate for a case before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court has resulted in a judge issuing an arrest warrant for a police Sergeant.

However, Parish Judge Maxine Ellis has instructed that the warrant for Sergeant Dionne Thompson, who is based at the Hunt's Bay Police Station, be stayed until the case comes back to court on April 28.

"This case has been languishing before the courts for some time and the police seem to have gone into the sunset," Ellis lamented.

The case involves two women who were jointly charged in 2013 with assault and wounding with intent.

Kera-Lloye Smith, the attorney for the two women, told The Gleaner that since then the court has been awaiting a medical certificate from the Kingston Public Hospital detailing the injuries sustained by the complainant.

"All that is holding up the case is the medical from KPH, " Smith said.