San Juan

The San Juan Police Station

A 53-year-old sergeant with 31-years of service is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today.

The officer, who was last attached to the Cunupia Police Station, allegedly threatened to kill his spouse.

The Express was told the dispute was over a message sent to a third party with whom the wife has a relationship with.

On Sunday, the sergeant threatened the woman.

Fearful for her life, and the fact that she believed her report may be ignored by officers in the Central Division, the 53-year-old woman went to the San Juan police station to make the report.

However, she was followed.

At about 9p.m. on Sunday, the sergeant showed up at the police station, and confronted the woman.

Officers of the San Juan police station intervened, and detained the sergeant.

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The professional standards bureau, led by ACP Toteram Dookhie, were notified, and investigations into this incident were conducted by Inspector Marshall, Inspector Hills, Sgt Grey, and Cpl Moore.

Yesterday afternoon, a file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution Roger Gaspard SC, and advice was given for the sergeant to be prosecuted for the offence of engaging in a course of conduct that caused persons to fear that violence will be used against them in breach of the Offences Against the Person Act, CHP 11:08.

Under Section 30B. (1) a person found guilty on this offence, on summary conviction can face a fine up to $5,000 or imprisonment up to six months.

The section reads, “A person who is accused of conduct which would constitute an offence under section 30A and which causes the other person to fear that violence will be used against him, and the person whose course of conduct is in question knows or ought to know that his conduct will cause the other person so to fear, commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine of ten thousand dollars and to imprisonment for five years or, on summary conviction, to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.”


WHILE Trinidad and Tobago is likely to be sprinkled with a few thundershowers from the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, neighbouring islands, including Barbados, are bracing for the possibility of a hurricane by Wednesday.

Police are trying to determine what would have pushed an 18-year-old relative to attack a 36-year-old woman, who was four months pregnant, with a cutlass. The incident, which took place after midnight yesterday at the Las Lomas home of Alistra Mack-Kampo, also known as Roxanne Mack, resulted in the death of the mother of three.

Machel Montano was at his all-time best at the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta) Island Beats Super Concert, on Saturday evening, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

PRISON reform is crucial, says Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson. And while there have been advances made in this area, he notes that there is still much to be done. During an interview with the Express last week, Wilson noted that a task force had been appointed by Cabinet several years ago to look into prison reform and transformation.