A 43 year old Sergeant with 20 years’ service and 3 security guards are due in court today to answer charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment.
The officer faces an additional charge of misbehaviour in public office.
The TTPS says charges stem from an incident which allegedly occurred on Tuesday 11th June 2019, in the South Western Division.
According to a report made to the Professional Standards Bureau, the guards approached a 29 year old male victim and demanded that he pay an outstanding debt.
He refused and was forced into the back of a police vehicle that was officially placed in the officer’s care.
The victim was taken to the Oropouche Police Station where a false entry was made in the Station Diary, to conceal what transpired.
Investigations were launched and supervised by acting ACP Totaram Dookhie and resulted in the suspects being arrested on Wednesday 11th September 2019.
Charges were laid by Corporal Ralph Rampersad, after advice from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard.