Burke’s SoE lawsuit set for February 2020

Sea Lots busi­ness­man and com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke’s ma­li­cious pros­e­cu­tion and false im­pris­on­ment law­suit over his ar­rest and de­ten­tion dur­ing the 2011 State of Emer­gency is ex­pect­ed to go on tri­al in Feb­ru­ary next year.

The tri­al of the case was ex­pect­ed to be­gin be­fore Jus­tice Robin Mo­hammed in the Port-of-Spain High Court yes­ter­day but was resched­uled to Feb­ru­ary 5, next year.

Burke and his dri­ver Ke­own “Baine” Bayne were ar­rest­ed at the Hy­att Re­gency in Port-of-Spain on Au­gust 26, 2011.

Burke: Daughters traumatised by police raid

Com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke yes­ter­day ap­pealed to po­lice of­fi­cers to re­spect women’s pri­va­cy when car­ry­ing out raids.

In a brief in­ter­view near his Sea Lots home short­ly af­ter he was re­leased from po­lice cus­tody yes­ter­day morn­ing, Burke claimed po­lice of­fi­cers act­ed in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ly to his fe­male rel­a­tives when they ar­rest­ed him and raid­ed two of his homes last week.