Inspector Roger Alexander and another police officer have been freed of assaulting a man from Santa Cruz in 2016.
Magistrate Nizam Khan dismissed the charges against the officers this morning after prosecutors from the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) failed to start the trial of case as scheduled.
The trial of the case had been delayed several times in the past as prosecutors had previously stated that they had issues in locating the four civilian witnesses in the case.
Investigators are awaiting a statement from a Siparia labourer who nearly died after being beaten and thrown 16 feet down a well on Monday.
Romeo Mitchell, whose age police estimated around 55, remained warded at the San Fernando General Hospital.
South Western Division police said they were yet to get a statement from Mitchell as he was heavily sedated after suffering spinal injuries.
Animal rights advocate Jowelle De Souza wants the Government to establish an animal police unit to enforce mandatory spaying and neutering of stray animals across T&T.
Speaking at a press conference held at her salon in San Fernando on Monday, De Souza said there should be stiffer penalties for those ill-treating animals.
De Souza called on Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to assist in reducing T&T’s stray animal population by establishing such a unit.
The South-West Regional Health Authority is advising that there were two suspected cases of meningitis recently dying in South Trinidad but says, however, that none of these have yet been confirmed.
The SWRHA has, in a statement, extended its sincerest condolences to the families of the two children.
"In keeping with the SWRHA's protocols, samples to test for meningitis were taken from the patients and sent to the Trinidad and Tobago Public Health Laboratory," the statement says.