Kareem Henry

SUFFERED HEARING LOSS: Kareem Henry, left, who won his assault and battery lawsuit against the police, walks outside the San Fernando High Court yesterday with his attorney Abdel Mohammed.

A MAN who has been living with hearing loss for the past seven years, following a beating by the police, was yesterday awarded over $100,000 by the court.

Kareem Henry, 31 of New Grant, sued the State after the incident in which he was slapped on his ears at the Arouca Police Station.

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In court documents, Henry said on January 2, 2012, he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car near the police station. The car was parked and switched off as Henry said he was waiting on his cousin.

While entering a phone card onto his cellular phone, two police officers in a marked police vehicle pulled in front the car. Henry said they shouted at him to put his hands in the air.


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MORE than seven months after chef Joe Brown and British citizen Joanna Banks were stuck by a car and killed while cycling along the Beetham Highway, the driver of the vehicle surrendered himself to officers of the Besson Street Police Station on Saturday.

THREE more men have fallen victim to gun violence after they were shot and killed in two separate incidents in Belmont and Tunapuna between Saturday night and yesterday morning.

A SPECIAL Reserve Police (SRP) officer and a Jamaican man remained in police custody last night after they were found with narcotics strapped to their bodies while attempting to board a flight at the Piarco International Airport on Saturday.

THE Venezuelan migrant registration process was completed in Port of Spain and San Fernando yesterday. A statement from the Ministry of National Security yesterday said Venezuelans who were in line at the San Fernando registration centre as at 5 p.m. on Friday were taken into the facility and processed.