Constable charged for discharging firearm in public space granted bail
Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer
A constable attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station in Kingston who is charged with discharging his firearm within 40 yards of a public space and illegal possession of firearm has been granted bail.
It is alleged that on October 27 last year, Constable Gary Henry fired several shots at a dance in Christiana to show his appreciation of the music.
During today’s court sitting in the Manchester Resident Magistrate's Court, the defense said Henry was acting lawfully as he was preventing a fight between two persons.
They also argued that the policeman cannot be charged for illegal possession of a firearm under the Firearm Act.
Henry was granted bail in the sum of $150,000.
The matter is expected to be mentioned again on April 30.
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