First case brought to court as a result of RNC surveillance on George Street
New surveillance cameras went into operation on George Street last year. — File photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
A man suspected of a violent attack that was captured on video surveillance on George Street last fall is due back in court next month.
Michael Patrick Collins, 65, wasn’t in provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday morning when his case was called. He was represented by his lawyer Erin Breen.
Breen and Crown prosecutor Jason House agreed to set the case over until April 19.
Collins, who is not in custody, is charged with aggravated assault.
He was arrested following an incident that happened on George Street during the Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10, 2011.
He reportedly assaulted another man, who suffered several injuries.
Collins is believed to be the first person to be charged as a result of an incident captured on the RNC’s video surveillance cameras, many of which were set up along the popular party street in downtown St. John’s on April 1, 2011.
According to the RNC, there are 45 other cases currently being investigated as a result of incidents on George Street that have been picked up by the surveillance cameras.
RNC Chief Robert Johnston will speak in detail to members of the media later this month about the use of the cameras.