A Police Officer and a Venezuelan national will appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today, to face charges in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang-related activities.
The men were arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Central Division on Monday 10th February.
The exercise was conducted by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), the Counter Trafficking Unit, and a specialized team established by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
Keston Kirk, the 39-year-old police officer who won his case against the state for the illegal possession of 17 iguanas, will sue the state for malicious prosecution.
This, after the officer of Sherwood Park, Tobago, was freed from all charges by Magistrate Duane Murray in the Scarborough Magistrate court on Wednesday.
Kirk, who has 19 years of service, was suspended for four years after he was charged with the offense.
A member of the police guard and emergency branch died in an accident on the priority bus route in Arima, this morning.
Reports are that Corporal Isaac was driving to his station in Aranguez—via the PBR near Olton Road, Arima—when he lost control of the car.
Eye-witness accounts confirm his vehicle's right front tyre blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve to the right and lose control.
The car spun and hit a full 12-seater maxi taxi heading east.
Police say Isaac died instantly.
A police officer was remanded into custody on Wednesday, after he was found guilty of five charges—including rape, assault, false imprisonment and grievous sexual assault against a teenager.
Police Constable Vishram Ragoo has been jailed for 18 years for the crimes committed against the 17 year old female victim.
Suspended police officer Akeem James has been granted $200,000 bail on charges of rape, grievous sexual assault and false imprisonment of a 29-year-old Venezuelan woman.
James, 28, a special reserve police officer with six years of service, was initially denied bail on June 26. However, when he reappeared in court before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand, he was granted bail and ordered to report twice a week at the police station. He was also warned to stay away from and have no contact with the victim.
A High Court judge has ordered that a woman police officer be promoted to the rank of sergeant with retroactive effect for three years after ruling that she was treated unfairly.
Justice James Aboud also granted a declaration that Commissioner of Police breached Regulation 156 of the Police Service Regulations and illegally bypassed officer Nina Rawlins for promotion.
Rawlins, attached to the Couva Police Station, filed for judicial review in 2017 after she wrote and passed the promotion examination but she was not promoted.
"Disturbing and confusing."
This was how the Police Service Social and Welfare Association president Insp Michael Seales described the incident in which a police officer reportedly abandoned duty, went to a club where he met a woman and subsequently sexually assaulted her before confessing to the crime.
The Special Reserve Policeman (SRP), who is attached to the Guard Unit at Riverside, Port-of-Spain, is expected to appear in court today to face charges of rape and serious indecency.
Two days after he set himself on fire, SRP Gary Alexander has died.
Alexander, 62, of Jebodhsingh Trace, Fyzabad died during the early hours of Tuesday morning having sustained second degree burns to 90 per cent of his body.
During an interview yesterday, his daughter Shanice Alexander, 25, said they were awaiting the arrival of relatives from abroad before organizing Alexander's funeral.
Anand Ram a police officer attached to the Gasparillo police station has been shot in the abdomen.
PC Ram and his fellow officers were responding to a home invasion report in Marabella when the incident occurred.
The following is a press release by the TTPS:
A female police officer was shot by her colleague who was cleaning his firearm at the station this morning.
The officer was shot in the stomach.
The incident occurred at around 9 a.m. at the San Juan police station.
The injured female officer was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Centre where she is undergoing emergency medical treatment.
A similar incident occurred at the Guapo police station in 2015.
In that incident special reserve police officer, Govindra Ramroop died.