A police officer attached to the Court and Process Branch of the Tobago Division, has appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with malicious publication of defamatory libel, contrary to Section 8 of the Libel and Defamation Act Chapter 11:16.
PC Javaugh Ballington was charged by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, on Tuesday 21st March, 2017, following investigations into the publication of a video on social media, depicting a prisoner being medically examined with his genitals exposed.
PC Ballington appeared before Magistrate Lucinda CardinasRagoonanan on Thursday 23rd March, 2017, and was granted bail in the sum of $40,000 with a surety.
The matter was postponed to Tuesday 16th May, 2017.
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