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.
Kerwin Wilson appeared in the Scarborough Magistrates Court today for shooting with intent at two off-duty police officers on August 30th, 2017. The following is a statement by the TTPS:
A 35-year-old Calder Hall man, who shot at two off-duty police officers, in Lambeau, Tobago, on August 30th, 2017, appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate on Friday 8th September, 2017, after being arrested and charged with shooting with intent.
Acting Police Commissioner, Stephen Williams, has expressed sadness over the death of, No.19714 PC Shaquille Mondesir, of the Southern Division Task Force.
A statement by the Police Service says the Commissioner has also conveyed condolences to the relatives of the late officer. PC Mondesir, 22, who died following a vehicular accident along the west-bound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, in the vicinity of Lifestyle Motors, El Socorro, at around 12:15 am today.
An early morning accident has claimed the life of a 21-year-old police officer while his colleague is at hospital fighting for his life.
Constable Shaquille Mondesir died on the spot when the Nissa Tiida in which he was travelling lost control near the Courts Megastore in Barataria around 1 am.
His colleague Constable Dayne Horseford was badly injured and is warded in a critical condition at the Eric Willims Medical Sciences Complex.
Police say their vehicle hit a concrete slab before spinning out of control.
An officer is now warded in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a red band maxi taxi along the Priority Bus Route, in the vicinity of Constantine Park, Tunapuna.
A police statement says the accident involving, No. 7609 PC Jasanie Davis, who is attached to the Court and Process Branch, Port of Spain, occurred at around 1:00pm today Tuesday 28th March, 2017.
The driver escaped with minor injuries.
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