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Policeman found guilty of beating Manchester taxi man

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:53 PM

Police Constable Jerome Graham has been found guilty in the Manchester Parish Court of inflicting grievous bodily harm on taxi driver Chester Daley.

Daley could not testify at the trial as he suffered serious brain injury as a result of the assault by the policeman.

However, persons who witnessed the incident testified for the Crown.

Parish Judge Dale Staple yesterday found Graham guilty and put off sentencing for November 13.

Evidence was given that the policeman was on traffic duty on Manchester Road on April 3, 2014 when he stopped Daley.

They spoke and shortly after Graham used a baton to hit Daley.

The policeman then held onto Daley to take him to the police station and during that time he punched the taxi driver who fell to the ground and hit his head.

The case was prosecuted by attorney-at-law Courtney Foster from the Independent Commission of Investigations.

 

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