3 police officers, 1 civilian charged in connection with Extra Duty Racket

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    Three police officers and a civilian have been charged in connection with an extra duty racket.

    The suspects are alleged to have organized police escort duties for companies with trailer trucks, using a marked police vehicle which was discovered missing from the TTPS fleet.

    Investigations revealed that money from these transactions were not deposited to the relevant police stations.

    Acting Police Commissioner Mc Donald Jacob said the arrests followed extensive investigations by the TTPS’ Professional Standards Bureau.

    One officer, an Inspector, is on pre-retirement leave and has been charged one count of conspiracy to defraud the Government.

    The other two are PCs – one faces two counts of conspiracy to defraud the Government and 10 counts of misbehavior in public office, while the other is charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the Government and one count of possession of a stolen police vehicle.

    The remaining suspect has also been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the Government and one count of possession of a stolen police vehicle.

    The Acting Top Cop says the investigation is continuing, as more persons are likely to be charged.