More evidence to be reviewed in hearing for Windsor cop
Windsor police constable, David Bshouty, right, and lawyer Harold Fried, left, speak at a preliminary examination at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (CTV Windsor)
The case of a Windsor police officer accused of smuggling crack cocaine across the Windsor-Detroit border has been adjourned until June.
The lawyer for Const. David Bshouty requested the case be adjourned so more evidence can be reviewed. Lawyer Harold Fried made the request Friday morning at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich.
The 31-year-old was arrested on April 14 for allegedly trying to smuggle three grams of cocaine into the U.S. He was held in a Michigan jail for several days, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 25 grams.
The charges stem from a two-month-long investigation that started after Windsor police received an anonymous tip. An internal investigation was launched immediately afterwards by the risk management unit.
Windsor police have laid an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance against Bshouty. The charge is in relation to a small quantity of prescription narcotics, suspected to be Oxycodone. A court date for that charge has not yet been set.
Bshouty has since been suspended from duty with pay.