Warren police feel ‘betrayed’ by AG’s actions

THREE police officers cleared of misconduct over the operation to arrest drugs baron Curtis Warren say that they feel ‘deeply betrayed’ by Attorney General Tim Le Cocq’s decision to lay a complaint against them.

Attorney-General Tim Le Cocq
Attorney-General Tim Le Cocq

THREE police officers cleared of misconduct over the operation to arrest drugs baron Curtis Warren say that they feel ‘deeply betrayed’ by Attorney General Tim Le Cocq’s decision to lay a complaint against them.

In a statement released this morning, the three officers – Chief Inspector David Minty, Inspector Louis Beghin and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Courtness – say that their treatment over the last 18 months has had a serious effect on their health, their careers and their families.

The statement by their lawyer, Advocate Philip Sinel, follows the announcement last week that a secret hearing had cleared the three officers of misconduct. They had faced disciplinary charges over the bugging of a car when it was being driven across France, Belgium and Holland by one of Warren’s gang in 2007.