A Special Reserve police officer appeared before the Rio Claro court on Friday charged with robbing a man of $1,600 while in a washroom at a bar.

Kevin Figaro, 46, a police officer for the past ten years and last attached to the Princes Town police station, was charged with misbehaviour in public office.

He faced the Rio Claro court where the allegation that on November 18 2017, at Troy City Restaurant and Lounge, Princes Town, being a public officer and performing duties of a special reserve police officer, he misbehaved by robbing Kendell Primus of $1,600 was read to him. The charge was laid by constable Mitchell.

Figaro was arrested last Thursday after he matter was investigated by the Professional Standard Bureau, following a report being made by Primus.

Before the Rio Claro magistrate Rae Roopchand, Figaro was represented by attorneys Petronilla Basdeo and Faraz Mohammed.

Basdeo said the father of three had been on sick leave since September 2018.

Figaro was granted $100,000 bail. The matter was adjourned to June 14.


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National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday wrote Police Commissioner Gary Griffith “with regard to damning allegations made by Mr Christopher Wylie in his book Mindf*ck, as it relates to the spying activities of Cambridge Analytica on the people of Trinidad and Tobago”.

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