Monday 24 February, 2020

WPC in court for misbehaviour, larceny

A woman police constable has been placed on $1.5 million bail, after appearing before a Point Fortin Magistrate on allegations of misbehaviour in public office, and larceny of Government property.

Christine Deowah, 31, a special reserve police officer for the past six years, appeared before magistrate Alicia Chankar.

She is expected to re-appear before the court today.

The charges stem from a loaded firearm that went missing at the Cedros Police Station on June 20.

After seven hours of searching, the weapon was located in a damaged vehicle on the compound.

It was wrapped in a piece of cloth, and its serial number had been filed off.

Deowah, a mother of one, was represented by attorney Mickey Dindial.

ASP Brian Ramphall was the complainant (charging officer) in this matter.

Sgt Jesse Jitmansigh represented the State in this matter.

Bail was not objected, and it was given with surety, under the conditions that Deowah report to the police station nearest to her twice a week, and that she surrenders her passport.

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