Police officer charged after posting video that exposed prisoner's genitals

Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:45

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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