Three police officers are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on June 22nd, charged with misbehaviour in public office and robbery with aggravation. Constables Keron George, Hendron Moses, and Juvon White, were charged today by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.
This, after PSB officers, concluded a comprehensive investigation into a report surrounding an incident in the early hours of May 13th 2020, in which a family was relieved of TT$161,300 and US$6,500 by men who appeared to be police officers.
The victims positively identified the three suspects following an identification parade.
According to police reports, three men, one clad with a bulletproof vest with the word ‘POLICE’ written on the front, another in tactical clothing and another armed with a gun, showed up outside the family’s Arima residence and yelled the instruction, ‘Police, open the door!’ While one of the men pointed a firearm at one the victim, he became fearful for his life and allowed the men into the house.
The men then allegedly took the victim into a bedroom where the suspects demanded money. It is there the family was reportedly relieved of the local and US currencies.