Police charge Arima woman for wasteful employment of their time

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Police charge Arima woman for wasteful employment of their time

Officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) charged a 62-year-old woman from Arima on Saturday for Wasteful Employment of the Police Time.

This follows investigations into a report made at the Maloney Police Station last September, that was subsequently forwarded to the PSB.

Rosidia Aleong, 62 of Cocorite Road, Arima was arrested on Friday, March 15, 2024, and formally charged for the offence on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Ms. Aleong went to the Complaints Division of the Maloney Police Station and reported that she was arrested on Friday, September 15, 2023, until Monday, September 18, 2023. She further reported that while in a cell at the Arima Police Station, a police officer who is a relative of someone she had an intimate relationship with, came to see her in the cell and allegedly forced her to perform certain sex acts on him.

WPC Moore, of the PSB, continued enquiries and the woman was taken to seek medical attention on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Thorough investigations were conducted, and footage was obtained from the Arima Police Station which allegedly revealed that nothing reported by the 62-year-old was seen on the footage.

On Friday, February 9, 2024, an audience was held with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Roger Gaspard, S.C. who advised that the woman be charged for the offence of Wasteful Employment of the Police Time.

On Friday, March 15, 2024, an exercise was conducted by members of the PSB and Ms. Aleong was arrested. It was spearheaded by W/Snr Supt Martin, supervised by Supt Montrichard, and included Sgts Pierre and Hosein, and WPC Moore.

Ms. Aleong was interviewed under caution and was formally charged, yesterday for Wasteful Employment of the Police Time contrary to section 6 (2) of the Criminal Law Act, Chapter 10:04 as amended.