One month push back of top cop case

Wendel Robinson

A number of orders were given yesterday to the parties in the case of suspended top cop Wendel Robinson versus the Attorney General and the Police Service Commission.

At a hearing before Justice Godfrey Smith in the High Court, more time was given, as requested, for the embattled officer to file additional affidavits to support his challenge of his suspension and the respondents were also given time to add to their submissions where necessary.

July 20 is now the new hearing date and it is set for 9 a.m. that day.

But before that, Justice Smith said any applications in relation to this claim “shall be filed by the 29th June 2018 and shall be heard and determined at the substantive hearing.” And subsequent submissions to support the applications are to be filed by July 12.

He also ordered that Robinson must file affidavits on or before July 5, in response to the first set filed by the attorney general and police service commission which was a reply to his original claim.

Robinson was suspended on April 5 following allegations he sexually harassed three male colleagues and a civilian who was seeking entry into the police force.

The incidents occurred between 2016 and 2018.

He is challenging the suspension which he says is unlawful. The PSC is responsible for setting up an investigative committee to look into the matters,but since suspendingRobinson, this has not been done.

The commission, which is represented by Dr. David Dorsett maintains however that it acted lawfully when it removed Robinson from his post pending the outcome of the probe.