Kari Douglas fails to show up for court

Kari Douglas

Jamaica Labour Party councillor Kari Douglas failed to show up for a hearing at the Petty Session Court on Wednesday (January 13) in relation to a charge of disorderly conduct.

Following her failure to show, a bench warrant has been issued for Douglas who last appeared in court in September 2020.

Douglas was originally charged for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) in connection with an April 2020 incident.

Reports are that on April 7, 2020 the councilor got into a heated confrontation with police who signalled her to stop during curfew hours.

It is alleged that Douglas became boisterous and hurled abusive language at the police.

Douglas was subsequently charged with breaches of the DRMA and disorderly conduct, she was later offered $20,000 station bail.

Following an argument put forward by Douglas’ lawyer Peter Champagnie one charge against the councilor was dropped.