Following roughly nine hours of deliberations, jurors in the high-profile criminal case against two interdicted police officers returned with a ‘not guilty’ verdict for one of two charges and were unable to agree on a verdict for the second charge.
Pamphil Prevost and Simon Power, who were jointly accused of conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice were read their verdicts in the High Court minutes after 8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 16.
For the charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the nine-member jury returned with a majority eight-to-one not guilty verdict. The accused cops were subsequently discharged on that matter.
Justice Rajiv Persad, however, ordered a retrial for the conspiracy to steal charge since jurors could not agree on a verdict.
The accused duo are now scheduled to return to court on April 29 at which time the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will determine how they wish to move forward.
Both Prevost and Power will remain on bail until then.
Initially, there were three officers charged with conspiracy to steal. However, that third interdicted cop, Shawn Henry, was acquitted after his lawyer successfully argued that there was
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