Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Woman Who Injured Police Officer in Spanish Town | News

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a Sainte-Catherine woman who attacked and injured a police officer.

Shena Savanna McCrae, 30, unemployed, of a Spanish Town address, has been discharged to a facility where she will receive supervised professional mental care.

McCrae, who is charged with unlawful injury and is believed to be mentally ill, appeared in St. Catherine’s Parish Court before Parish Judge Desire Alleyene.

His court appearance stems from an incident which allegedly took place outside the Spanish Town police station along Burke Road.

It is alleged that at around 3pm on April 22, the police inspector was walking in the vicinity of the police station where she works when she was allegedly attacked from behind by a woman.

The accused struck her with a stone which caused a wound which bled profusely.

The injured officer was then rushed to nearby Spanish Town Hospital where she was treated.

McCrae was later arrested and following an investigation she was charged with unlawful wounding.

Recently, the police and mental health practitioners organized a conference in Sainte-Catherine on how to manage encounters with street people.

-Rasbert Turner

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