Cops in Court for Stealing US$

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TWO police officers are expected to appear before a Master of the Criminal Court of Port-of-Spain on Monday after they were a charged with misbehaviour in public office.

On May 10, Corporal Amando Williams was apprehended and formally charged with the offence of misbehaviour in public office, specifically larceny, contrary to common law. Similarly Police Constable Kevon St John was arrested and charged with the same offence.

A release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that on March 19, 2024, and April 9, 2024, two reports of larceny involving US currency were filed against several officers of the Western Division.

These incidents prompted an investigation led by acting Senior Superintendent Gordon, under the supervision of acting Superintendent Montrichard, acting Assistant Superintendent of Police Bacchus, actiing Inspector Guy, and others.

The release stated that around 10 am on March 19 , while travelling east along the Beetham Highway near Maritime Plaza after leaving Port of Spain, a man was allegedly signalled to pull over two police vehicles.

Upon stopping, he was informed by an officer that they had received information alleging his possession of an illegal firearm. Subsequently, a search of his vehicle ensued, revealing several envelopes containing a total of US$17,000. Subsequently, a report was lodged with the Professional Standards Bureau, initiating investigative measures.

On April 9, a similar incident occurred when the man was driving through Port of Spain. He was allegedly approached by officers who informed him they had information which suggested that he had firearms and ammunition in the vehicle and were going to search the vehicle.

Upon searching the man’s vehicle, officers allegedly confiscated US$20,175.

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