Lawyers beg for more time for former cop 'Schoolboy Richie'
Fern White, Gleaner Writer
MANHATTAN, New York:
Lawyers representing disgraced former Jamaican policeman officer Errol Cliff Richards also known as Schoolboy Richie have asked the court for more time to mount their defence.
A pre-trial conference had been organised for yesterday in relation to the case against the cop and his co-accused Ronald Mohammed Neorine Badloe.
Hwever, lawyers for the two last week wrote to presiding judge Sidney H. Stein asking that it be been postponed to allow them more time to prepare their defence.
A new date for the pre-trial conference has been scheduled for November 7.
Richards remains in custody until then.
Richards and Badloe have been accused by US Drug Enforcement authorities of narcotics trafficking and distribution spanning, Columbia, Venezuela, the United States and Canada.
The last time Richards appeared in court was on July 30 where his bail hearing was adjourned pending an investigation into his immigration status.
There is still no word on how he came to be in the United States.
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