Peter Dominique

An acting Senior Superintendent of Police Service, who was last in charge of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit (ERP), was granted $100,000 bail on charges of indecent assault and serious indecency against a female police officer.

A statement from the Police Service said Peter Dominique was charged with the offences when he appeared virtually before JP Abraham Ali yesterday.

He was granted bail with surety and the matter adjourned to January 7, 2021.

The female officer reported to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB), that on July 21, 2020, she went into Dominique’s office to return some keys.

She claimed that when she attempted to leave the office, he allegedly held onto her hand and closed the door.

The victim said he then made suggestive remarks to her and attempted to touch her inappropriately to which she resisted.

She said the incident was interrupted by a knock on the door following which she left the office.

Investigations into the incident were launched by officers of the PSB and a consultation was sought with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC on September 30.

The DPP advised that the accused be charged with the two offences.

Dominique was charged yesterday.

Investigations were supervised by acting Senior Supt Ramnarine Samaroo and Supt Montrichard and assisted by Cpl Marshall and Cpls Bissessar and Moore.