for wrongful arrest
THE STATE has been sued for
$15,000, after two police officers allegedly
wrongfully arrested a man two years ago.
Garville Mitchell is
represented by Kevin Ratiram, who filed the
complaint in the San Fernando Civil Court on behalf
of his client last Monday.
It was stated that Mitchell
was on duty as a bouncer at the entrance of a
popular club in Gulf City Mall, Gulf View, La
Romaine, when police constable Derrick Nathad tried
to enter without paying the cover charge on the
night of February 3, 2006.
Mitchell said the officer was
told he could not gain access and he (officer) began
hurling expletives and threatening him. He added
that the officer made a call on his cellular phone
and was joined by PC Fairley and a female companion,
who both became verbally abusive. Mitchell said he
was subsequently arrested, taken to the San Fernando
Police Station and released at 1 a.m. the following
Two days later, he was charged
by PC Nathad for using obscene language on the night
of the incident. In December of the following year,
the charge against Mitchell was dismissed in the San
Fernando Third Magistrate's Court.