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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.