Tuesday 20 November, 2018

SRP officer held in connection with shooting of WPC

A police constable was detained on Monday afternoon by officers of the professional standards bureau, as investigations into the shooting of a female officer draw to a close.

LoopTT was told that the constable, who is said to be a special reserve police (SRP) officer, was detained at the San Juan Police Station.

Last September, woman police corporal Roxanne Sealey, was shot in the abdomen while on duty at the San Juan Police Station.

She suffered extensive damage to her lower body, as a result of the gunshot injury, which even resulted in a kidney being removed.

According to police reports, a police officer was cleaning his service weapon when the gun misfired, hitting Sealey in the abdomen and grazing him in the hand.

In 2016, PC Prakash Deosaran was charged with manslaughter after his gun accidentally fired, killing colleague Constable Govindra Ramroop.

Deosaran is currently on $100,000 bail as the matter is still before a Point Fortin Magistrate. That incident took place in November 2015 at the Guapo Police Station.

More on this as it becomes available.


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