Wednesday 28 October, 2020

TTPS probes report of officer breaching quarantine order

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is investigating a report than an officer of the Tobago Division may have breached a quarantine order.

In a statement on Saturday, it said the officer was tested for COVID-19 on August 16, 2020, and ordered to home quarantine pending the results of the test.

Reports were received that the officer breached the order.

On August 21, the officer was again tested and again ordered to remain at home.

The TTPS said inquiries are being pursued in relation to the reports of him breaching the issued quarantine order.

However, it noted that the officer is not under arrest.

Under Section 7 (1) of the Quarantine Act, anyone found guilty of breaching an order is subjected to a fine of $6,000 or up to six months in jail.

The TTPS noted a police officer can also face disciplinary action.

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