Assault charges filed in traffic stop bust-up

A police officer and a motorist have been charged in connection with an alleged physical altercation between them during a November 2014 traffic stop.  

Glen Andrew Bush appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Bush said he had presented an insurance cover letter to police officers during the traffic stop on Eastern Avenue, but that the document was not accepted.  

A dispute ensued and Bush ended up in the back seat of a police car, where he alleges he was assaulted by a police officer.  

That officer, who is also facing charges of assault causing actual bodily harm, is due to appear in Summary Court later this month. He is a police constable who works out of the George Town Police Station. Royal Cayman Islands Police Superintendent Adrian Seales said the officer would not be identified until his court appearance.  

The officer has been placed on “administrative duties” – essentially a desk job – until the assault charges against him are resolved.  

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