Sunday 12 July, 2020

Update: Suspected gang leader walks free, no charges filed against him

Update: One of the suspected gang leaders, detained earlier this week in a series of police operations was released from police custody just after 9 am on Saturday. 

The police had been given until 10 am on Saturday to complete their investigations into the man they claimed is a gang leader.

This is the result of a writ of habeas corpus which was filed by the Laventille man’s attorneys on Friday at the Port of Spain Assizes.

The attorneys were seeking to have their clients released as the limit prescribed under the Anti-Gang Act had been achieved, and no charges had been laid, nor had any detention orders be presented to their client.

Other writs, for three other alleged gang leaders, are expected to be filed at the High Court today.

More on this as it becomes available

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