Ex-Police Officer Granted Bail on Shooting Charge

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Thursday 27th December, 2018-Former Police Officer Everton Francis will return to court on January 7th, 2019 when committal proceedings are set to begin.

Francis is charged with shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He allegedly shot a man, believed to be a burglar in Bolans last week.

Appearing in Court, Everton Francis was granted bail in the sum of $ 15,000, with a cash component of $ 7,000 with two sureties. Additionally, he was ordered to surrender his travel documents and report to the Johnson’s Point Police Station between 6am and 6pm daily. He has also been ordered not to have contact with man who he allegedly shot.

In 2010, the former policeman was found guilty of shooting a Jamaican man who is now confined to a wheelchair. That incident had taken place three years earlier in 2007. He was ordered to pay the man $ 250,000 in compensation.

Francis later appealed his conviction, but lost after it was upheld by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.

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