Christopher Townsend, attorney to Constable Noel Maitland, has expressed his displeasure with investigators conducting over 90 minutes of questioning with his client without addressing the investigation into the disappearance of Donna-Lee Donaldson.
According to reports from the Jamaica Observer, Townsend revealed that his client was questioned about his obstruction of police “in a petty sessions matter” and nothing regarding the July 13 disappearance of 24-year-old Donaldson. Townsend also stated that investigators desired to question Maitland once more.
Maitland, who was arrested on Wednesday concerning Donaldson’s disappearance, was subpoenaed by Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque to attend the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in relation to the assault case of Gilbert Cooper.
Maitland was the apprehending officer in the matter involving Cooper, who is charged with assault at common law. Prosecutors disclosed to Judge Cole-Montaque that they were unable to proceed with Cooper’s case due to a file that was missing a statement from Maitland.
On Friday Townsend had attempted to have his client released by applying for habeas corpus at the St Andrew Parish Court but was informed that Maitland would be remanded for ten days.