A police constable assigned to the Port of Spain community police was arrested by his colleagues on Friday night, after he cursed, resisted arrest and assaulted the officers who asked him to wear a mask in public.
Reports are that around 8:45pm, a team of officers from the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) were on patrol in Mango Rose, East Dry River, Port of Spain, when they saw a group of people liming in the driveway of a building.
One of the men did not have a face-mask on and when he was reminded that he should wear one while in public, the man reportedly told the officers “my mask at home.”
Officers told the man to get it but he refused and cursed them.
Police tried to arrest the man but he assaulted them before being subdued and arrested.
The man was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he and the officers were medically examined.