Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Update: Officer released after questions over misbehaviour in office

Update July 3, 2019:

The police inspector in the legal department of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) who was detained on Monday morning has since been released due to insufficient evidence. 

The 48-year-old man, who is also an attorney, was detained by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, led by Senior Supt Totaram Dookhie, around 9:00 am on Monday at the compound of the Siparia Police Station.

He was informed of the allegations made against him, and the inquiries which had been launched.

He was then asked to accompany the Bureau officers back to their office.

LoopTT was told that the inspector is being investigated on allegations of misbehaviour in public office, and for perverting the course of justice.

However, it was said when Bureau investigators approached officials at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions yesterday, they were told to release the inspector as there was not enough evidence to ensure a successful prosecution at the time.

As a result, the inspector was released.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

Original story:

A police inspector in the legal department of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) was arrested on Monday in connection with reports of misbehaviour in public office. 

The inspector was detained by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, led by Senior Supt Totaram Dookhie.

LoopTT was told that at about 9:00 am, the 48-year-old officer was on the compound of the Siparia Police Station when he was approached by Bureau officers. 

The officers informed the inspector of the allegations made against him and the inquiries which had been launched.

He was then asked to accompany the Bureau officers back to their office.

LoopTT was told that the inspector is being investigated on allegations of misbehaviour in public office, and for perverting the course of justice.

Investigators are expected to approach the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions by today for instructions on how to proceed against the officer.

It was said to be in relation to monies received, however, the details of the incident were not fully made public up to Tuesday morning.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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