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Fake cop, Aaron Wilson found guilty of impersonating a police officer Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00

On Monday, April 3, 2017, Aaron Wilson was brought before a jury and judge Adolph Lucas. Wilson was accused by Shannon Martinez of impersonating a police officer. Wilson was initially indicted on 5 counts but on Monday, Lucas told the jury that they were to focus on 2 of the 5. The other 3 have been withdrawn due to insufficient evidence.

According to prosecutor Janelle Tillett, on July 6th and 16th, 2010, Wilson pretended to be a Police Constable. Tillett called 11 witnesses including the then Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Henderson, Scenes of crime police, Audrey Cleland, and the then Superintendent of Police, Linden Flowers.

In his defense, Wilson took to the stand and called on two witnesses, an ex Special Constable, Jose Haylock and a police officer, CPL Jose Coc. Wilson alleges to have worked for Henderson as an errand boy. He told the court that on January 10, 2010, he went to see Henderson to get a recommendation to become a regular police.

Allegedly, Henderson agreed and Wilson worked as a Special Constable, awaiting his police training. Wilson claims that Henderson gave him articles of clothing for a police uniform and swore him in. He said he used to run errands for Henderson all the way in Cayo before being transferred to the Raccoon Street Police Station.

Wilson said that on July 16, 2010, he went to see Supt. Glen Rivero when Shannon Martinez, who was present at the time, made a report against him. The report started the investigation into Wilson’s alleged impersonation.

In court, Henderson denied all allegations made against him and said he never hired Wilson. Rivero was called to the stand where he claims he never knew Wilson to be a police officer. Flowers also denied knowing Wilson. Flowers was shown a letter which he supposedly signed but denied that he did.

Lucas found Wilson guilty of the charges but was allowed to go home. Wilson is to return for sentencing on Monday, April 10, 2017. Wilson stated that he is considering appealing his conviction.