Two Police Officers Charged with Misbehaviour in Public Office

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Two Police Officers Charged with Misbehaviour in Public Office

Two police officers are scheduled to appear before a Master of the Criminal Court of Port-of-Spain on May 13th  2024, after they were arrested
and charged with Misbehaviour in Public Office.

On May 10th, 2024, Corporal Amando Williams was apprehended and formally charged with the offence of Misbehaviour in Public Office, specifically larceny, contrary to common law.

Police Constable Kevon St. John was arrested and charged with the same offence.

On March 19th 2024, and April 9th 2024, two reports of larceny involving US currency were filed against several officers of the Western Division.

These incidents prompted a diligent investigation.

On Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, at around 10:00 am, while travelling east along the Beetham Highway near Maritime Plaza after leaving Port of
Spain, a man was allegedly signalled to pull over two police vehicles.

Upon stopping, he was informed by an officer that they had received information alleging his possession of an illegal firearm.

Subsequently, a search of his vehicle ensued, revealing several envelopes containing a total of $17,000 USD.

A report was lodged with the Professional Standards Bureau, initiating investigative measures.

On April 9th, 2024, a similar incident occurred when the man was driving through Port of Spain.

He was allegedly approached by officers who informed him they had information which suggested that he had firearms and ammunition in the vehicle and were going to search the vehicle.

Upon searching the man’s vehicle, officers confiscated $20,175 USD.

This incident was promptly reported, leading to a comprehensive investigation.