COP ON COP DISPUTE IN SAN IGNACIO

A San Ignacio Police constable is seeking court action against another San Ignacio police constable who pulled a gun on him. Plus news understands that the conflict ensued sometime last week Thursday around 4 p.m right in front of the San Ignacio Police Station.  PC Leonard Benjamin reportedly pulled his assigned 9 millimeter pistol on another constable during a personal dispute. Benjamin reportedly cocked the gun when he had it pointed in the direction of the other constable.  This morning Police confirmed the incident.

Joseph Myvette, Head of NCIB: Yes indeed there was an incident involving two constables, one being PC Benjamin. There is an on ongoing investigation. It is my understanding that PC Benjamin has since been charged disciplinary, but court action is requested so the file is being reviewed in  order to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to substantiate any charge.

While personal disputes are not uncommon, pulling a fire arm on someone during a dispute is deemed by law as aggravated assault with a firearm. Persons faced with these charges are usually placed on remand. So, is PC Benjamin being given preferential treatment? Here is how authorities answered that question

Joseph Myvette, Head of NCIB: In this case, it did not happen in that manner in that in its preliminary stage I have been informed that the constable requested no court action but later on requested court action into the matter hence the reason and in any case all files would have to be reviewed.

Plus News understands that both officers are already back on duty in San Ignacio.

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