Accused cops ordered not to contact victim

Three po­lice of­fi­cers ac­cused of as­sault­ing and ex­tort­ing a Ch­agua­nas busi­ness­man, last week, have been grant­ed a to­tal of $550,000 bail.

Sgt Ram­goolan De­osaran, 44, of Rochard Dou­glas Road, Bar­rack­pore; PC An­ton Sam­son, 38, of Palmiste, Long­denville; and PC In­shan Khan, 32, of Brick­field, Wa­ter­loo, were grant­ed bail af­ter they ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Maris­sa Gomez in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court on Tues­day in re­la­tion to crim­i­nal charges aris­ing out of the in­ci­dent.

3 cops charged with misbehaviour in office

An act­ing po­lice sergeant and two po­lice con­sta­bles at­tached to the Ch­agua­nas Rob­bery Squad will ap­pear be­fore a Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trate on Tues­day af­ter they were all charged with mis­be­hav­iour in pub­lic of­fice.

The charge arose out of an in­ci­dent last Thurs­day in which they al­leged­ly de­mand­ed mon­ey from a Cen­tral busi­ness­man.

CoP clears up erroneous claim

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says that dur­ing his tenure as na­tion­al se­cu­ri­ty ad­vi­sor for for­mer prime min­is­ter Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar he was nev­er part of any cov­er-up in­to the mar­i­jua­na find at Per­sad-Bisses­sar's Phillip­ine home.

Grif­fith said when he was first in­formed about the mar­i­jua­na find at the res­i­dence he ad­vised that the mat­ter should be re­port­ed to the po­lice.

Police investigating small explosion outside Hall of Justice

National security minister Stuart  Young has confirmed that a small explosive device went off in the vicinity of the Hall of Justice and the ministry of national security around 9:30 this morning.

The high court,  the magistrate's court and the ministry of national security were evacuated and the area has been cordoned off. 

The minister of national security along with members of the bomb disposal unit are currently on the scene.

We will bring you more as information comes to hand.

Woman arrested in station while seeking mediation in domestic row

A woman who went to the po­lice sta­tion with her hus­band for me­di­a­tion in a do­mes­tic dis­pute was in­stead ar­rest­ed af­ter she turned her anger on the of­fi­cers.

Kristal Maw­er, 33, of Mara­cas/St Joseph plead­ed guilty in the Ch­agua­nas Mag­is­trates’ Court to be­hav­ing in a dis­or­der­ly man­ner at the Ch­agua­nas Po­lice Sta­tion.

Maw­er went to the sta­tion wit her hus­band around 7 pm on Mon­day for their as­sis­tance in deal­ing with a do­mes­tic dis­pute.

Griffith: Illegal occupants will be removed from HDC units

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith has giv­en the as­sur­ance that his of­fi­cers will con­tin­ue to as­sist in the evic­tion of il­le­gal oc­cu­pants from Gov­ern­ment hous­ing units through­out the coun­try.

Grif­fith gave this com­mit­ment dur­ing a meet­ing with Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Brent Lyons.

The meet­ing, held at the Po­lice Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, was called to dis­cuss HDC’s safe­ty and se­cu­ri­ty is­sues.

Lawyer found guilty to trying to bribe cop

A 78-year-old law­er has been con­vict­ed of at­tempt­ing to bribe a po­lice of­fi­cer in a case where his two clients were ac­cused of cheat­ing in CXC ex­ams, over two decades ago.

Wilston Camp­bell was found guilty of per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice at the end of his brief tri­al be­fore Jus­tice De­van Ram­per­sad in the Port-of-Spain High Court yes­ter­day.

Camp­bell, who was pre­vi­ous­ly on bail, was re­mand­ed in­to cus­tody and or­dered to reap­pear be­fore Ram­per­sad on Mon­day for sen­tenc­ing.

Police report slowdown of migrant arrivals

Al­though it’s on­ly a day un­til Gov­ern­ment grants amnesty to Venezue­lans in T&T who have fled their coun­try’s eco­nom­ic woes, South West­ern Di­vi­sion po­lice say there has been no in­crease in il­le­gal im­mi­grants en­ter­ing the coun­try.

This is be­cause a spe­cial fo­cus has been placed on the beach­es and il­le­gal ports along the Colum­bus Chan­nel where hun­dreds of Venezue­lans have been able to get pass law en­force­ment agen­cies.

Police mourn death of officer who died at home

A police officer known as the singing policeman has died.

PC Dexter Theophille was found unresponsive at his Enterprise home around 8:30 Tuesday evening by his wife.

Police say personnel from the Emergency Health Services responded but the 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Theophille, who gained popularity for his singing talents and performances at police events, had 21 years' service and was last assigned to the Central Division.

Police raid Devant's home over "bomb-threat" posts

Opposition activist, Devant Maharaj says police raided his home and served him a warrant to obtain his mobile phone on Tuesday, as part of ongoing investigations into the bomb threat at several schools last week.

In a statement Wednesday, the Opposition activist says three police officers assigned to the Arima police station visited his home for the operation.

He says he did not understand the reason for the warrant since he was interviewed by officers on Saturday, regarding his social media posts that publicised a photo of the email of the bomb threat.