Lieutenant Coast Guard David Harewood was today found guilty of two charges on the final day of his court martial at the Barbados Defence Force’s St Ann’s Fort headquarters.
Harewood, whose rank is equivalent to Captain, is charged that he on an unknown date in January 2018, being a commissioned officer in the BDF, having knowledge of a threat to the life of a junior member, neglected to inform his superiors of such a threat.
He also faced the charge that between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2018, he conducted unauthorised information gathering operations, conduct unbecoming of a commissioned officer in the BDF.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
Harewood originally faced four charges, but had two dismissed after defence counsel Vincent Watson filed a no-case submission last Friday.