Missing police officer not on Barbados Most Wanted List
No International Alert issued! Why not?
While researching the death of Curtis Callender last week in custody of the Barbados Police, I came across a column in Sunday’s Jamaica Observer reporting that a third police officer fled Barbados in the “Immigration Rape” case that saw two Barbados Police officers charged earlier this year.
The “Immigration Rape” case is unusual because one of the police officers is a female who is alleged to have assisted in the rape. According to the Nation News at the time, Jonathon Birchmore Richard Barrow, 32, of Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, and Melanie Shantelle Lakeisha Denny, 25, of Golden Mile, St Peter, are the two police officers charged. (photos above)
Somehow at the time I missed the news that a third police officer fled Barbados. I couldn’t find anything about the third police officer in the Barbados news media from the time, and I don’t see any police officers on the Barbados “Most Wanted” list. A friend of a friend says the Barbados police didn’t put out an arrest warrant for the missing police officer. I don’t know if that is true or not, but I can’t find anything about the officer.
Why isn’t the missing Barbados Police Officer on the ‘Most Wanted’ list?
Why isn’t there an international alert? Could it be that the Barbados Police don’t want to arrest their fellow officer? Who is he?
How about it, BFP readers… Did you hear about the third officer leaving the island? Does anyone know his name? Why is the man not on the Most Wanted list?
Here is the passage in the Jamaica Observer that alerted me to the missing Barbados police officer who fled the country…
The media also highlighted the case of Shanique Myrie, who was indecently violated in Barbados and another Jamaican woman, who although nabbed with contraband at the Grantley Adams Airport, was allegedly raped and sexually violated while incarcerated in that country.
These stories threw the spotlight on the way Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals are treated in that sister Caricom country and have forced the Barbadian authorities to act while the world has taken notice of the violations.
In the case of the alleged rape, two Barbadian police officers were arrested and charged and a third has fled that island.
From Observer Online News Editor Karyl Walker’s presentation to this year’s National Journalism Awards ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica
Photo of Barbados Police courtesy of The Nation / Heather-Lynn Evanson