Officer charged under Anti-Gang Act, 2nd officer also in court


    Two police officers were among three persons appearing before Arima Magistrate Joanne Conner today, on charges relating to involvement in gang activity.

    PC Angelo Cedeno, who was on suspension at the time, was charged with misbehavior in public office and counselling a gang.

    Cedeno was granted bail with a surety of $300,000.

    PC Don Balgobin, who was last posted to the Northern Division, was charged with corruptly receiving a gift or inducement to forbear prosecution.

    Balgobin was placed on $85,000 bail to be approved by a clerk of the peace with an alternative of $15,000 cash deposit.

    Both of these matters were adjourned to July 4th, 2019.

    A third suspect, Jean Michel Alonzo Staple, was charged with being a gang member and counselling a gang.

    Staple was remanded into custody and is due to reappear tomorrow for tracing and bail.