Businessman Freeman Fordyce was on Monday arraigned before the courts for assaulting a police officer, in addition, to be behaving disorderly. Here are the details from Javone Vickerie.

Diamond Club owner Freeman Fordyce, seen in surveillance video having an altercation with a police officer was on Monday charged in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. The 40-year-old man of Collingswood Avenue, Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly. He was charged for assaulting a police officer and for behaving disorderly in public. The case of the police is that on November 9 at George Street, Werk-en-Rust he allegedly assaulted Inspector Prem Narine, who is attached to Major Crime Unit. It is further alleged that on the same day, Fordyce behaved disorderly in a public place. He denied the allegation. Fordyce was presented by Attorney at Law Nigel Hughes. Police Prosecutor Sanja Singh told the court that there is a feud between Fordyce and ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department. The Magistrate released Fordyce on a total of $35,000 bail and adjourned the matter until January 7, 2019. Video footage was posted online showing Fordyce resisting being searched and then punching Inspector Narine in the face. The incident occurred outside of the Diamond Hotel and Bar, located in George Street, Werk-en-Rust. The ranks reportedly searched Fordyce’s club while conducting a Trafficking in Persons investigation.


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