There was high drama during Thursday morning’s sitting of the St. Elizabeth Parish Court after presiding judge Alwyn Smith instructed that a police constable in uniform be handcuffed and taken to court. Mr. Smith on Wednesday issued a bench warrant for the constable, who is attached to the Santa Cruz police station after he failed to appear for a matter he had before the court. The policeman, who was on leave and resumed duties on Thursday morning, appeared in the Balaclava court on Wednesday where he had other matters. The court sergeant, Ian Braimbridge, on Thursday morning refused to comply with the judge’s orders and was cited for contempt of court. Other officers escorted the constable to the court in handcuffs where he was offered bail without condition. The judge’s action angered police officers and attorneys who called for the intervention of Chief Parish Judge Stanley Crooks. This led to an adjournment of the court’s sitting. A discussion is reportedly being held between with Mr. Crooks and Mr. Smith.