A 39-year-old man today apologized to the Royal Barbados Police Force for insulting one of its officers in the execution of his duties.
Renaldo Peter Fenty, of Apartment No.3, Harts Gap, Christ Church, told Police Constable Kendrick King “I does pay your f****** salary, ya Johnny. You is a Johnny,” while he was in the area of the Pier Head conducting an operation.
Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim said the police stopped three motorcyclists in the area, which caused a large crowd to gather.
Fenty was reportedly among the boisterous members of the crowd. And after uttering the offensive words to the police officer, was asked for his name and address, but refused to comply.
He was arrested and charged.
His attorney Janielee Kelly told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that Fenty was extremely remorseful for his actions, which were “out of character” for him.
She asked that a bond be imposed on the first time offender, as there was no violence used during the incident.
The magistrate questioned Fenty on the reason for making such an utterance.
Fenty, who is employed as a first mate, admitted that he was out of line and was not proud of his actions.
“I want to apologize to the Royal Barbados Police Force. I sincerely apologize to the officer. . . for this whole situation. I am really sorry,” Fenty said.
The prosecutor accepted the apology on behalf of the Force.
He was then ordered to pay $500 in court costs in one week or spend seven days at Dodds.
His criminal record will be kept clean if the money is paid.