Cop/lawyer arrested outside police station

A POLICE inspector and attorney working with the legal department in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was arrested yesterday.

The officer, who has at least 22 years’ experience in the Police Service, was detained for questioning in a case of misbehaviour in public office.

The 48-year-old man was held by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau on the compound of the Siparia Police Station around 9 a.m.

Senior officers of the South Western Division said PSB officers were tight-lipped on details of the allegations.

His colleagues said he was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by Ag Senior Supt Totaram Dookhie and several other officers of PSB.

He was asked to accompany the officers back to his office in the South Western police division’s legal department. Police said the office was not searched during the half an hour that Dookhie and the other officers spoke with him.

The officers then escorted the officer to one of the three vehicles in which they came, and took him to PSB headquarters in Port of Spain.

The inspector worked for many years as a prosecutor in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court during which time he qualified as an attorney, and earned a PhD in law. About a month ago he took up a position in the division’s legal department as a consultant.

His colleagues said that he is a father of three of Siparia.

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