JAMILA RODNEY, KAREEM THOMAS, KIEANDRO OLLIVIERRE and SHANE DUNCAN were arrested on Wednesday 7th October 2020 after allegedly assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty. (Images courtesy TTPS)

Three  men  and  a  woman  were scheduled to  appear  before  a  Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, charged with various offences  arising out of an incident in which a police officer was allegedly attacked on Wednesday 7th October 2020.

An official release from the TTPS states that JAMILA  RODNEY  and  KAREEM  THOMAS (both  of  Nelson Street,  Port-of-Spain),  and  KIEANDRO  OLLIVIERRE  and SHANE DUNCAN aka ‘Mamoo’ (both of Duncan Street, Port-of-Spain),  were  arrested  on  Wednesday  7th October, 2020,  by officers  of  the  Duncan  Street  Police  Post  and  Port-of-Spain Municipal Police, after allegedly assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty.

According to official police reports, at  8:45  pm  on  Wednesday,  a  police  officer  attached  to  the Inter-Agency  Task  Force  (IATF)  and  posted  to  the  Duncan Street  Police  Post was  on  duty,  when  he  heard  several  loud explosions  emanating  from  a  Duncan  Street  Apartment Complex.

The officer proceeded to the Duncan Street Basketball Court where he met other officers of the Municipal Police  who were conducting investigations in the area.

While there, police officers were confronted by a crowd of angry residents who began behaving violently towards an officer. With the assistance of the Municipal  Police Officers,  the suspects  were arrested  and  taken  into  police  custody  at  the  Duncan  Street Police Post.

Reports are that following  the fracas, several stones and bottles were thrown at the  Duncan  Street  Police  Post, which  caused  damage  to  the front windscreen of a marked police vehicle.

Officers quickly quelled the large disturbance and dispelled the crowd of residents.

The following charges were laid on Thursday 8th October 2020:

●  Jamila  RODNEY:  Obstructing a Police Officer in the execution of his duty, assaulting a Police Officer in the execution of his duty and resisting arrest

●  Kareem  THOMAS:  Assaulting a Police Officer in the execution of his duty and resisting arrest

●  Kieandro  OLLIVIERRE:  Disorderly  behavior  and  resisting arrest

●  Shane DUNCAN: Assault by beating.

The four were to answer to the charges when they appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, Friday 9th October 2020.