Well-known police inspector charged with assault

Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 07:30

A well-known police inspector has been charged with assault occasion bodily harm and will receive a summons to appear in court in February.

The charges were laid against Inspector Roger Alexander on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Alexander is accused of having carried out the assault on a Laventille man in Santa Cruz last July.

The complainant had alleged that he had been beaten by Alexander as he worked as a labourer on a piece of land.

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) also got involved in the matter.

A copy of a police record obtained by CNC3, states that the following the PCA's investigation a conference was held with the DPP who then advised that the charges be laid against the inspector.

The charges were laid in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court yesterday (Thursday) and the matter is listed for hearing in the 3rd Magistrate's Court on Thursday 23rd February, 2017.

One other officer, a constable has also been charged with common assault and assault by beating in the same incident.

He will also appear in court on February 23rd.

Alexander and the constable will be served summons to appear in court to answer the charges.

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