Two police officers were granted bail of $200,000 on charges of misbehaviour in public office and attempting to pervert the course of public justice.
On July 29, two police officers went to Ravine Road in Petit Valley where they allegedly approached the victim to take possession of a motor vehicle as a result of a dispute of ownership of the said motor vehicle.
A report was made at the Professional Standards Bureau and investigations were conducted.
On October 10, PC Jonathan Bart, 26, with five years service and assigned to the CID Western Division was arrested at the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s court, and PC Jonathan Hinds, 25, with six years service assigned to the Western Division was arrested at his home in Paramin.
The advice of the DPP Roger Gaspard SC was obtained. As a result, both Hinds and Bart were prosecuted by Sgt Leon Modeste on three counts of misbehaviour in public office and one count of attempt to pervert the course of public justice.
The matters were adjourned to Thursday this week.
The investigation was led by ACP Dookhie and included Supt Anthony Remy, Insp Sheridon Hill, Sgt Brian Nixon and Cpl Joel Sifontes.
Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT