Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

The most credible news source in Barbados

Police officer’s son charged for false report

August 23, 2021

Detectives from the Northern Division Criminal Investigation have arrested and formally charged the son of a police officer for making a false report.

He is 38-year-old Dave Orlando Maynard, of Lashley Road, Fitts Village, St James, who is accused of wasteful employment of the police by knowingly making a false report tending to show that an offence was committed, namely robbery.

On the May 29, 2021, the accused told his father who is a police officer that he was robbed at gunpoint while in Speightstown, St Peter. This prompted his father to make a public appeal on the radio in which he referred to the incident involving his son. The matter was highlighted in a section of the media and was formally reported to the police on June 1, 2021.

A formal investigation was launched into the matter. In addition an internal investigation was also initiated relative to the conduct of other police officers in relation to malfeasance. Investigations into the matters showed that the accused had made false reports to the police relative to the matter and he was subsequently arrested and formally charged for the offence.

He is scheduled to appear at the Holetown Magistrates Court today.

About The Author

Share this!