Police are commending members of the public for sharing a video of the shooting death of Marvin Bridgeman, which they say held lead to the arrest of a suspect.
A statement from the Police Service says the social media spread of the video caused members of the public to contact the police.
The following is the statement by the Police Service:
A 52-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the assault of two minors following a video that was circulated on social media on Monday.
Hayze Hamilton, age 52, appeared in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 7th June, 2016, a statement from the Police Sevice says.
The charges follow investigations based on a video that went viral on social media which allegedly depicted two children being abused at the hands of an adult male.
Hamilton, of Poui Avenue, Northern Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, appeared before Senior
Another video posted to Facebook has sparked a debate about whether a man used excessive force against 2 children.
The video, which is 1 minute, 46 seconds long, has gained over 4,500 views.
The girl, who sustained an injury to her hand, is seen in the video showing it to someone recording the incident.
The man who is seen dragging the child in the video is identified as "big pin."
The unidentified man then turned his attention on a young boy, dragging him by his collar and chasing him out the yard.
Thousands of people have viewed a video that went online today, of a young woman who bears the name of a newspaper journalist being filmed by police while in custody.
The woman in the video claims she was being detained by the police under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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At one point, she calls the name of a newspaper journalist in reference to herself.
An underaged girl has posted a video on Facebook in an attempt to defend herself and a friend against claims of statutory rape but has created a bigger problem for herself.
The video, which is four minutes and 37 seconds long, went viral today for all the wrong reasons, as it is replete with obscene language.