Police officer faces tip-off allegations
A police officer accused of tipping off a woman regarding a money-laundering investigation will discover his fate next week.
Emmerson Carrington, of Devonshire, is alleged to have told a contact named “Deonne” sensitive information regarding the investigation in a series of WhatsApp messages on November 29, 2013.
The 49-year-old defendant, who has been suspended from the Bermuda Police Service, appeared in Magistrates' Court, where he pleaded not guilty.
Defence lawyer Allan Doughty called the evidence against his client “incredibly weak”, adding that there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr Carrington was the person involved in the message exchange.
However, the deputy director of public prosecutions, Cindy Clarke, argued that the messages were clearly incriminating against Mr Carrington, who is an award-winning cricket umpire.
She pointed to “Deonne” using Mr Carrington's name in conversation and insisted that the defendant showed a clear understanding of the severity of the situation.
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo announced that he would give his verdict on Friday, December 11.
If found guilty, Mr Carrington could face a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment or a $15,000 fine.
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