A fisherman who had threatened his neighbour during an argument was hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with threatening behaviour.Andy Markool was accused of threatening to kill Shamattie Arjune during an argument on July 23, 2018 at her Lot 115 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown home.The two had reportedly had several incidents previously which caused Markool to be placed on a six-month bond which he breached.However, the 47-year-old man of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied the allegation when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.As such, he was placed on $10,000 bail and was ordered to return to Court 11 on August 3, 2018.
Six months after the violent May Day confrontation between LAPD officers and hundreds of peaceful immigration protesters, the top internal affairs investigator told a skeptical Police Commission Tuesday that most of the officers who used force that day have been identified and discipline proceedings are expected to start by next year. Deputy Chief Mark Perez, head of the department’s Professional Standards Bureau, did not say how many officers or supervisors have been targeted for discipline, but said 48 officers have been interviewed regarding use of force. “We have a good idea of which officers used force,” he said. “Our problem is matching officers who used force with complaints.” More than 300 complaints were filed over officer behavior that day, including 27 from members of the media. The incident occurred May 1 at MacArthur Park when Los Angeles Police Department officers shot more than 100 rounds of rubber bullets into a crowd with women and children as they tried to disperse a peaceful immigration march. Images of riot-clad police shoving reporters and cameramen were broadcast around the world and forced Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to cut short a trade trip. In its own report released earlier this month, the LAPD found poor planning, weak leadership and failed communication were to blame for the chaos. Attorneys for several protesters injured during the fracas have criticized internal affairs investigators for treating protesters like suspects. Perez said all officers identified as using force that day, regardless if there was a complaint against them, will face discipline.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Since there was nothing distinctive about the officers that day – all the officers pretty much look the same to the public – citizens have only been able to aid in identification of a few officers,” Perez said. But after more than 6,000 hours of investigations and several hearings, commissioners voiced frustration, saying there should be evidence to discipline officers involved in the high-profile beatings captured on tape. “It seems like the overall investigation is complex,” Commissioner Shelley Freeman said. But “some of them strike me as no-brainers frankly, and I am wondering why we wouldn’t prioritize some of the simple ones.” Perez defended the pace of the investigation, saying that looking at a single confrontation alone takes officers’ actions that day out of context. “We don’t prioritize just based on what looks easy to do,” he said. “You don’t set it aside and process it when it’s related to so many things.”