Deputy Superintendent Todd charged with pensioner’s death

first_imgDeputy Superintendent of Police, Patrick Todd was on Monday charged for causing the death of 64-year-old Conrad August, who was struck down and killed on September 12, 2018 on the West Coast of Demerara.Deputy Superintendent Dexter ToddAs such, the Police Officer will make his appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court today and the charge will be read to him by the presiding Magistrate.On the day in question, the senior Police Officer was heading east along the northern side of the Boerasirie Bridge in a motor car bearing registration number PTT 992 when he collided with August who was riding a pedal cycle.The injured man was subsequently taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state. He was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but died on his way.Preliminary investigations revealed that Todd was above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.Following recent reports of members of the Police Force being involved in fatal motor vehicular accidents while under the influence of alcohol, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has called for law enforcement ranks to be more disciplined in their personal lives, as he also called for more restraint when imbibing.The ranks involved in the recent accidents were both over the age of 21, with the senior of the two being reportedly close to retirement.last_img