Screen_Shot_2014-01-31_at_8.32.24_PMWith the full-fledged support from family, friends and activists, tonight Corporal 259 Gino Peck has been spared a prison sentence. That is the verdict handed down by chief Magistrate Anne-Marie Smith at the Magistrates Court today. As we’ve reported, charges were brought by one of the Police Departments’ elite units, the controversial GSU - which led the search on Peck's home. During the search, Peck was found in possession of keeping an unlicensed firearm, keeping unlicensed ammunition, and keeping prohibited ammunition. And while the strict gun laws would require automatic prison time, Peck was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years for some of the ammunition and 5 years for the others - with the sentences to run concurrently. Today after the verdict was passed down; Peck and his wife were bombarded by the media to get their response on the outcome.


Corporal Gino Peck:


“I thank everybody from the bottom of my heart, including my department, my family and my friends.  When you do honorable things on earth, it will always pay at the end."


Reporter:


“How is everything with you and your family?   Do you plan to continue as a police officer given the fact?”

 

Corporal Gino Peck:


“I cannot say that, I am not sure at this time, but all I need to do is group with my family and see where it goes from there."

 

Reporter:


“Are you satisfied that the people you serve, backed you today?"


Corporal Gino Peck:


“Absolutely.  When you do the right thing, it always serves you better."


Reporter:


“Gino, you have been through this for two years.  Did you expect to have this magnanimous support from the public, and how do you feel to see such support?"


Corporal Gino Peck:


“Mein, it touched my heart, but like I said When you do the right thing, it always succeed."


His wife, who has stood by his side throughout the entire ordeal, expressed her gratitude to the public and to God.

 

Ms. Loretta Peck:


“I just thank everyone for the support, to the Police Department, the Association.   Since the incident happened, I wasn’t alone; the whole nation was standing with me and I thank God for the results, for everyone who was here.  Thanks everyone!”


And while Peck was considered a ‘clean cop’ he got the full support from the activist group, COLA. Peck told the media that his next step is spending time with his family and thank all for their support. In court, Peck was represented by defense attorney, Simeon Sampson.

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