A Carenage man who was shot and injured three weeks ago during a police-involved shooting in Big Yard, Carenage, was granted bail yesterday, as the police once again failed to properly present their evidence in the matter.
This allowed one of the men, Dequan Dyall, 21, to be granted bail with a surety or a cash alternative of $40,000 after the matter was heard for the second time in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ 4b Court before Magistrate Sarah De Silva.
A 39-year-old production technician who was assaulted, maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned by the police has been awarded $204, 750 in damages.
Justice Carol Gobin ordered WPC Vaughn Cudjoe-Joseph and the Attorney General to pay the damages to Kerryn Kissoon.
The money included special damages in the sum of $11,500 for a Blackberry cellular phone and D2 coil set which were seized by the police and not returned to him, as well as $5,750 for his legal representation at the magistrates’ court.
Two police officers have been freed of taking a $900 bribe to release a man they arrested for robbery in 2010.
Cpls David Joefield and Marvin St Rose were discharged by Magistrate Christine Charles in Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court, on Tuesday, after she upheld a no case submission from their attorneys.
A report has been made to the Four Roads Police Station of a bullet hole in the constituency office of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
The office is located at Covigne Road, Diego Martin.
The bullet hole was discovered by a worker who arrived at work Wednesday morning.
The hole was through a glass pane. A spent projectile was also found on the scene and is now in the possession of police.
Police do not believe that the incident had anything to do with the prime minister.
The police service has released a photo of the police officer who was shot in Carenage during an exchange of gunfire with residents of Big Yard, in a bid to highlight the police's side of the story, that the officers were attacked by some residents.
In a two-page statement, says the photo shows that someone used an illegal weapon and shot at a police officer.
"No one is discussing this," the statement said.
Last week’s raids on certain South homes had nothing to do with the alleged corruption-related cases of United National Congress members Anand Ramlogan and Gerald Ramdeen - but there was very good reason for these homes to be searched, National Security Minister Stuart Young said at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.
Three people were killed and six others, including a police officer, were wounded during a shootout between Western Division officers and residents of Big Yard in Carenage this evening, police have confirmed in a statement.
Residents say a teenage girl and the godson of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley are among the dead.
The TTPS said in a statement that officers on patrol in Carenage were attempting to arrest a suspect when a man opened fire on the officers.
The home of another prominent south businessman is currently being searched by police in an extensive operation that began just after 6 am.
Three homes have so far been searched, but police have not released details about the motive for this exercise.
Police sources tell Guardian Media this is an intelligence-driven exercise linked to a narcotics investigation.
CNC3 has been reliably informed that officers are currently at a home on Sea View Avenue, Gulf View, La Romain where another search is being conducted.
This is a developing story.