An English visitor today escaped with a reprimand after she expressed remorse for hitting a police officer.
When she appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, 28-year-old Jalisa Harris apologized to the officer whom she was charged with assaulting in the line of duty.
“I am very sorry I hit you. I wasn’t intending to hit you at all . . . . You were doing your job . . . I am very sorry,” she told Police Constable Jabarri Mayers in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
The court heard that Harris resisted arrest and hit Mayers around 10:20 last night as police spoke to two men who were being escorted off a pleasure cruise, one of whom Harris said was her friend.
“Whenever you visit another country you are to remain within the ambit and confines of the law and obey the law,” Cuffy-Sargeant told the visitor as she reprimanded Harris before discharging her.