St. Thomas cop charged with assault after fight with woman
Published: October 10, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - V.I. police arrested one of their own Wednesday morning in connection with an assault and battery case.
Derrick Callwood, 34, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday after a call came in from the patrol officer's address in Hidden Valley, according to arrest records from the V.I. Police Department.
Callwood was arguing with a woman when he pushed her and broke her phone, according to V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames.
No bail was set for Callwood, who has been with the department since 2002 and currently is in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, Rames said.
"He was taken into custody, booked and processed like any other person," Rames said. Police treated him no differently than they would treat any other person accused of assault and battery, she said.
Callwood did not resist arrest, nor was he under the influence of alcohol or drugs, she said.
Callwood will go without pay pending the outcome of his case in V.I. Superior Court, according to Rames.
If acquitted of charges in Superior Court, Callwood still would have to undergo an internal investigation, Rames said.
If he is found guilty, Callwood would be terminated.
Callwood does not have a criminal history within the territory, Rames said, though she could not say whether he had any history of citations or disciplinary actions within the department.
"Those are matters that I cannot speak about," she said.
Rames could not comment on the condition of the victim.
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