Was there interference by ComPol with San Pedro case?
Nineteen year old Silvia Teul, a resident of the airstrip area of San Pedro, appeared in Magistrates Court today where she was arraigned on multiple charges stemming from an altercation with a female officer inside the San Pedro Police Station on Saturday. Shortly after three o’clock that morning, police detained Lorena Montes, who was involved in a physical exchange with another patron, identified as Roxanne Canul, inside Daddy Rocks Night Club. A group of Montes’ friends, including Teul, who police say appeared to be heavily intoxicated, visited the station to inquire about her detention. While there, Teul was asked to leave because of the unruly manner in which she behaved. Teul refused to leave the station, and began hurling insults and obscenities at the officers. Special Constable Lisa Castillo then attempted to arrest her but was attacked and choked in the process. With the assistance of other officers, Teul was eventually restrained and later charged for the crimes of assaulting a police officer, use of indecent words, common assault and resisting lawful arrest. In the absence of a magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, who witnessed the arraignment, denied Teul bail. It is alleged that Commissioner of Police, David Henderson, then ordered that she be granted bail; however, Officer Commanding the San Pedro Police Formation, Assistant Superintendent Vienne Robinson upheld the decision of the Justice of the Peace. Teul was remanded at the station until this afternoon when she appeared before Magistrate Sherigne Rodriguez. Henderson refused to comment on the incident and whether Teul is a close family friend.