Three men and a woman have been charged with various offences arising out of
an incident in which a police officer was allegedly attacked last
Jamila Rodney and Kareem Thomas, both of Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain, and Kieandro Ollivierre and Shane Duncanalso called ‘Mamoo’, both of Duncan Street, Portof-Spain, were arrested on the day of the alleged offence 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.
A report said 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 to 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.
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
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
Shane Duncan: Assault by beating.
Cpl Thomas of the Duncan Street Police Post is the lead
investigator into this case.
The four were expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate yesterday.