Sunday 25 August, 2019

Senior police officer granted bail after assault charge

Bail has been set at $120,000 to cover charges of assault and malicious damage, which were levied against a senior superintendent of police.

Lindon Greenidge, 56, who has 37 years of service in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service  (TTPS), appeared before Magistrate Debbie Ann Bassaw in the Arima Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to answer the charges.

He charged along with his 49-year-old wife, Vernice Edwards-Greenidge.

She however, only faced charges of assault.

Her bail was fixed at $80,000.

The matter was first called on Wednesday and is expected to be recalled for trial on July 31.

They were both arrested on Monday at their home, following which the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, gave the advice to charge the two.

The incidents stem from a confrontation the two had with a 49-year-old woman on March 24, 2018, during which the woman claimed she was beaten, and that her spectacles and cellular phone were damaged.

The charges were laid by ASP Anthony Remy, following an investigation led by ACP Totaram Dookhie, Inspector Hills, Sgt Rollocks, and W-Cpl  Carthy.

More on this as it becomes available.

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