Policeman Charged in PC Gilkes Death

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A 28-year-old police constable has been charged for the murder of his colleague PC Calrence Gilkes during an exercise in Upper Rich Plain Road, Diego Martin, in August.

PC Kristian Genty is expected to appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer the charge.

PC Clarence Gilkes

A release by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Saturday stated that Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, also advised that WPC Crystal Williams-Bowman be jointly charged with Genty for shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm.


Genty, of Diego Martin, and Williams-Bowman, 30, of East Dry River, Port of Spain, were both on suspension and were last attached to the Western Division Task Force, the release stated.

Williams-Bowman was granted bail with a surety in the sum of $500,000 at the St Joseph Police Station by Justice of the Peace Stephen Young.

Both accused are due to appear in court on Monday.


On Friday, April 22, 2022, while at Upper Rich Plain Road, Diego Martin, PC Gilkes, PC Genty and WPC Williams-Bowman, who were all on duty and armed with TTPS-issued firearms allegedly approached a man and fired several shots at him, the release stated.

In so doing, PC Genty whilst firing shots at the man, allegedly shot PC Gilkes, who was conveyed to the St James Medical Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries, the TTPS stated.

The release also quoted Acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob as saying that he had previously given the public the assurance that the matter would be investigated thoroughly and correct procedure would be followed.

WPC Crystal Williams Bowman

He said he was satisfied that this was done, and he said he will keep the public informed about any other matters arising out of the investigation.

The Acting COP also thanked all the investigators who worked assiduously on the case. He added that officers of the Victim and Witness Support Unit and Social Work Unit will provide the necessary counsel and support needed to the officers and the families involved in this matter.

Investigations were conducted by acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Chandool, Woman Senior Superintendent Suzette Martin of the Professional Standards Bureau, the Criminal Investigations Department and included acting  Sgt Mohammed, acting Cpl Joefield, WPC Charles, WPC Mc Lean, acting  Cpl Sampson and PC Heera.



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