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One of three accused cops acquitted

Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry, one of the three interdicted police officers accused of conspiracy to steal has been acquitted of the charge.

Henry was freed of the charge on Friday (April 5) after his attorney Ian Wilkinson, a Queen’s Counsel (QC), successfully made what is known as a ‘no case submission’ before Justice Rajiv Persad.

The details of the submission were not outlined in open court. But QC Wilkinson told BVI News on Friday that the crux of the submission was that there was insufficient evidence to show that his client was involved in any conspiracy to steal.

That was the only charge against Henry.

Meanwhile, another of the accused cops, Simon Power, was also acquitted of one of two charges. Power was acquitted of ‘acquisition, possession or use of proceeds of criminal conduct’. Power was the only one among the accused trio charged with that offence. He was freed of that charged after his attorney Israel Bruce also made a successful no case submission.

Power as well as the third accused cop, Pamphil Prevost, both still stands accused of conspiracy to steal. Their trial is ongoing in the High Court.

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  1. Observer says:

    Hence the reason why we should take such matters out of the hands of juries. Matters such as these are very complicated to understand and let’s face it, jurors often have a hard time
    assessing the evidence that is placed before the court and without proper directions from the Judge they could be clueless. Often juries as ask to decide complicated areas of the law which means they could very well decide the direction of the law.

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    • To Pbserver says:

      You’re not very observant, are you? It said a no case submission was made, therefore it was legal matters for the JUDGE ONLY to dem rule on. The jury were only ordered by the judge to return a verdict of Not Guilty.

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  2. Shadow says:

    Waste of government money. This is a lost case.

  3. Wow says:

    Das three year back pay in full

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  4. Bvi jokes says:

    Bvi system is a real joke, regular civilian would have been on remand for years and months until case then get sentence. Just release those d**** cops and get this bull over with. One sided system

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  5. hmm says:

    look how all a them going get away hmm,

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  6. Well Sah says:

    What a waste of millions of dollars from the Govt treasury given to so called top detectives and prosecutors from the Mother Country. They need to payback the govt that money. It was a witch hunt, a hoax cording to Donald Trump. The rest will be freed soon.

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  7. Local.. says:

    That don’t mean he did or did not thief any money. How he always on the operation with the other two and he was working on the beat? C********n to the highest and then they want us locals to join.

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    • Calm Down says:

      You sound like one of those vexed police who didn’t progress in the force because your attitude bad, you lazy and expect to success based on your nationality. “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. Maybe its not too late to change, and if its so corrupt, maybe you should encourage your fellow citizens to join and clean make it clean, or would that rob you of something b***c about?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh for technicalities!

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  9. Pato says:

    DPP should step down. Waste of Taxpayers money.

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  10. wize up says:

    The DPP loses more matters than they actually wins: all of those guys will walk free; it’s only the small man with a dime bag that are successfully prosecuted by that department

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  11. Wingie says:

    Thank you jesus. Lord I just want to bless your name . God thanks for answering prayers. Shawn continue to serve him. O am happy for you and your family.

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  12. Rastamouse says:

    Can’t keep a good man down

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  13. The Reaper says:

    He well knew what was going on Ship him out. Before he go missing…..

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  14. Oh boy says:

    I CAN SEE THAT SOME OF YOU ARE HATERS WHETHER FROM TORTOLA OR FROM WHERE EVER. ALL YOU HAVE SHORT MEMORY. DO YOU ALL REMEMBER DA CASE WHEN THE MAN (JAMAICAN) TOLD THE EMT AND THE POLICE WHO STABBED HIM AND THE JURY STILL SET HIM FREE.

    CAN YOU ALL REMEMBER THE T***R MURDER CASE WHEN THE FELLA TOLD THE JURY WHAT HE AND THE OTHERS DID AND THE PERSON WHO SENT THEM.

    THE JURY SET THEM FREE. IS IT BECAUSE THEY FROM TORTOLA. MR OBSERVER IT IS PLAIN TO SEE THAT YOU CAN NOT UNDERSTAND OR YOU JUST HATE EXPATRIATES OR POLICE.

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  15. homey says:

    ship him home now

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  16. The Body. says:

    Once you are charged Labeled Accused or suspected of being a corrupt cop it’s a hard label to shake, even if you were aquitted. It’s an adversarial system and the mistrust the community have of law enforcement will not help shake that label. Good luck Mr. Henry. It will be a good think to seek redress and find employment elsewhere.

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