Thirty-six-year-old police officer Natalie Pascall was remanded into custody when she appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today charged with misbehaviour in public office and abetting in misbehaviour, respectively. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A 36-year-old woman police officer was remanded into custody and a 40-year-old man granted bail after appearing virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today charged with misbehaviour in public office and abetting in misbehaviour, respectively.

NATALIE PASCALL, of Boyton Avenue, Phase III, La Horquetta, Arima, and of St Barbs Road, Belmont, was remanded into custody while KYLE JOSEPH of Belle Eau Road, Belmont, was granted $300,000 with a surety.

JOSEPH was ordered to surrender his passport and to report to his local police station three times per week as part of his bail conditions. PASCALL and JOSEPH are expected to reappear before the court on November 11th, 2021. The two were charged on Wednesday 13th October, 2021, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecution, Roger Gaspard, SC.

The charges stem from an incident in July 2021 in which a video showed a group of people dressed as police officers and a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, heavily armed with firearms, at a guesthouse in St. Anns, Port-of-Spain. Police were informed that the group were at the location for unlawful purpose. Investigations, headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Criminal Division, Sharon Gomez-Copper and her team, resulted in the arrest of the two suspects.

The Criminal Division’s team was supported by officers of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigations Department, the Special Investigations Unit, Strategic Operations Unit, Information Technology Department, Cybercrime and Social Media Unit, Inter-Agency Task Force, Guard and Emergency Unit, among others. Enquiries are still being conducted in relation to other persons involved in the incident. ACP Gomez-Cooper commended the officers involved in the investigation thus far and assures that they continue to work tirelessly to bring the remaining suspects to justice.