Lewis, Keith v The Attorney General

Case Number: 
C.L. LO42/2000
Date of Delivery: 
18.04.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA ,

IN COMMON LAW

SUIT NO. C.L. LO4212000

BETWEEN KEITH LEWIS CLAIMANT

AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL DEFENDANT

L. Equiano and S. Jarrett for Claimant

A. Lindsay instructed by Director of State Proceedings for Defendant

Heard: April 4 and 18,2005

Beswick J.

Mr. Keith Lewis became a District Constable in December 198 1. In

1994 he was arrested and charged for a criminal offence. Thereafter, he

was suspended with no pay and was eventually dismissed.

Mr. Lewis claims against the Attorney - General, damages for

wrongful dismissal, salary for the period of suspension as well as

i

compensation for vacation leave earned before and during that period when

he was suspended from work.

Mr. Lewis was charged, according to the witness' statement, with

"conspiracy to fraudtt(sic). Exhibited is a letter dated 15'~D ecember 1997

from St. Andrew Resident Magistrate's Court indicating, inter alia,

Keith Lewis v. A.G.

CL L 04212000

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