Burkie gets back $100,000 seized by police

Sea Lots com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric Burke, al­so known as Burkie, has been released from police custody and the large sum of money that was found in his possession on the day he was arrested has been returned to him.

Guardian Media understands that at about 2 pm on Friday Burke was handed over his $100,000 cash that the police found in his house on Wednesday morning during an intelligence operation that took place in the Sea Lots area.

Burke’s SoE lawsuit set for February 2020

Sea Lots busi­ness­man and com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke’s ma­li­cious pros­e­cu­tion and false im­pris­on­ment law­suit over his ar­rest and de­ten­tion dur­ing the 2011 State of Emer­gency is ex­pect­ed to go on tri­al in Feb­ru­ary next year.

The tri­al of the case was ex­pect­ed to be­gin be­fore Jus­tice Robin Mo­hammed in the Port-of-Spain High Court yes­ter­day but was resched­uled to Feb­ru­ary 5, next year.

Burke and his dri­ver Ke­own “Baine” Bayne were ar­rest­ed at the Hy­att Re­gency in Port-of-Spain on Au­gust 26, 2011.

Burke: Daughters traumatised by police raid

Com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke yes­ter­day ap­pealed to po­lice of­fi­cers to re­spect women’s pri­va­cy when car­ry­ing out raids.

In a brief in­ter­view near his Sea Lots home short­ly af­ter he was re­leased from po­lice cus­tody yes­ter­day morn­ing, Burke claimed po­lice of­fi­cers act­ed in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ly to his fe­male rel­a­tives when they ar­rest­ed him and raid­ed two of his homes last week.