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.