Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant today sought to make it “abundantly” clear that officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) should not be disrespected, after a 35-year-old woman pleaded guilty to using abusive language to a member of the Force.
Sunita Natheisha Wilson, of Kings Village, Paddock Road, St Michael, reportedly exclaimed that “this f******* idiot wouldn’t stop coming round my place”, as Sergeant Vincent Edwards and other officers were preparing to execute a search warrant at her home earlier today.
Despite being warned about her behaviour, Wilson reportedly continued to level expletives in a loud voice at the officer.
However, her attorney, Shari-Ann Walker, told the magistrate that the mother of three was simply frustrated at the time, but was remorseful about her actions. She also asked that the court be as lenient as possible with her client who had no previous convictions.
“I am sorry,” Wilson told one of the officers, who was present in court today. The apology was accepted on behalf of his colleagues and the RBPF.
However, Cuffy-Sargeant told Wilson that in the midst of her frustrations, she had to learn to curtail their response.
“You would not want someone to come on your job and disrespect you. Where ever police are on the island they are on the job, so accord them the respect that they deserve,” the magistrate stated, as Wilson was reprimanded and discharged.