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Charges against police officer dropped

Domestic violence charges have been dropped against a female police officer.

Marina Jean-Pierre had been accused of assaulting her former boyfriend and fellow officer Chief Inspector Hashim Estwick.

The Crown this week withdrew its charges against 33-year-old Pc Jean-Pierre.

Ch Insp Estwick, 48, will still face charges relating to an alleged offence on April 7 at a Warwick residence.

Crown counsel Garrett Byrne said the two were jointly accused, but charges against the more junior officer were dropped following a review of the file.

Pc Jean-Pierre, who won the category of top female bodybuilder earlier this month, has been retained as a witness in Ch Inspector Estwick’s August 19 trial.

A police spokesman didn’t confirm if she had been returned to normal duty. Bermuda Police Service rules do not allow anyone with a criminal conviction to serve.

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Published May 27, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm)

Charges against police officer dropped

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