Premier’s political assistant charged in cop altercation

| 08/12/2014

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the premier’s political assistant, was charged by the RCIPS on Friday as a result of an argument he had with a police officer in a nightclub parking lot after he tried to prevent the officer from arresting the wrong man. Bryan, who has denied the allegations, is understood to have intervened in a dispute between an off duty female police officer and a former boyfriend after she had sought Bryan’s help. A number of other people also became involved but when the police arrived Bryan saw that they were jumping to the wrong conclusions. In an effort to set things straight, Bryan himself ended up on the wrong side of the law and was arrested.

Despite what appears to have been a misunderstanding, because Bryan engaged in a verbal altercation with the police officer, he is being charged with assaulting police and using threatening and abusive language.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of Dream Night Club on the West Bay Road at around 9:55pm on Saturday 11 October. Bryan will appear in Summary Court on 12 January.

Bryan, who now works in the premier's office, is a former TV reporter with Cayman27 news. He resigned from the station, however, when he ran for office on the PPM ticket in George Town. Bryan remains at work and has not been placed on required leave.

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