Ex-cop on gun-related charges further remanded

Kwasie Maloney

–in spite of begging for bail

EX-cop Kwasie Maloney who is on remand for three firearm-related charges and escaping from police custody, has had his bail application plea turned down by Principal Magistrate Judy latchman, on Monday.

The former policeman is charged for having a 9mm pistol, 19 rounds of 59 X 28mm ammunition and a component of a spent shell, on October 12 at the Route 44 minibus park. He is also charged for escaping from the Brickdam Police Station on the said day, while he was in custody on account of the aforementioned charges.

Maloney has been on remand for over a month and when he appeared before the magistrate on Monday, he pleaded with her to grant him his pre-trial liberty, on the grounds that his life is currently in jeopardy, since he is among persons on remand at Lusignan Prison whom he had arrested or caused them to be jailed.

However, this was met with many objections by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield who cited the seriousness of the charges and Magistrate Latchman further remanded Maloney to prison, until November 27.

According to facts of the case, on October 12 police officers conducted a search on the defendant while he was at the Route 44 minibus park and the gun was found in his waist.