Cop on neglect charge dies
Nikita Braxton-Benjamin firstname.lastname@example.org
THE acting police inspector charged with neglecting her daughter has died.
The death of officer Carol Alexander means that the two allegations of child neglect against her have come to an end.
Alexander, an officer with the San Fernando City Corporation for the past 28 years, first appeared before the court last January.
She was placed on $40,000 bail and ordered to return to court on May 15 but on that day, Alexander’s mother came before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington with a copy of a medical certificate.
The Express was told that Alexander was ailing with cancer and passed away following a clinic appointment yesterday.
It was said that she was found dead at her Embacadere, San Fernando, home around 3 p.m.
Alexander, 53, was a patient at the San Fernando General Hospital for the past two weeks and had been transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.
She had been undergoing chemotherapy at the time she was charged with the neglect of a 14-year-old girl, causing unnecessary suffering to her health,
It was alleged that Alexander had locked her daughter out the house on December 21 to 22, and on December 30, 2013.
As a condition for bail, the court had ordered that Alexander not be allowed to visit her daughter, who was placed in the care of a children’s home, until the conclusion of the case.
State attorney Stacy Lalloo-Chung had been appointed to the case.