Councillor Kari Douglas in a recent press release denies the allegations leveled against her after being arrested once again and charged with assaulting and obstructing the police during an operation in Swallowfield, St Andrew on Friday, February 26, for allegedly breaching the curfew act. In the release, Douglas has requested that future questions be directed to her Attorney, Peter Champagnie.
Read the full press release below:
Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East, St. Andrew, Kari Douglas, strongly denies allegations that she assaulted and obstructed a Policeman during an incident in Swallowfield in the constituency on Friday, February 26.
The Councillor was in the area when she observed an incident where the Police appeared to be physically attacking and beating a constituent who’s known to have mental challenges. The constituent is now in hospital receiving treatment.
Councillor Douglas verbally reminded the Police that the constituent is known to be mentally ill when she was accosted and attacked by a Policeman.
Councillor Douglas wishes to commend the majority of Police personnel in Jamaica who under difficult circumstances are attempting to do their jobs.
However, Councillor Douglas noted that – ” based on politically charged comments made during the incident last night and during a previous incident, I am of the view that I am being targeted by a few Police personnel because of my recent decision to cross the political aisle. I look forward to my day in court and the opportunity to once again prove my innocence”.
Councillor Douglas concluded – “I will be reserving any further comment on the matter given that it is before the Court. I, therefore, ask that any further enquiries be through my Attorney, Peter Champagnie Q.C.”