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JENSEN LA VENDE
Police have completed their inves-
tigations into the shooting death of
Naim Dean by one of their own and
intend to submit their file to the
Office of the Director of Public Pros-
ecutions (DPP) soon for instructions.
In a telephone interview with the
public information officer of the Police
Service Supt Joanne Archie yesterday
she said the investigation was over
and the file was now being reviewed
by senior officers.
In another police killing, Archie said
the Professional Standards Bureau, a
unit established to investigate police
officers, was still investigating the
shooting death of Joel Apparicio.
Dean, 21, was shot once in the back
on April 11.
According to police reports, around
8 pm at La Horquette Road, Glencoe,
officers of the Rapid Response Unit
stopped a van in which Dean was a
passenger and began searching him.
The officer attempted to search his
groin area when Dean slapped away
his hand and ran.
The officer chased him and the two
fought. During the scuffle Dean report-
edly stabbed the officer who shot him
once in the chest.
However, Dean s relatives claimed
that report was made up and that Dean
was shot while running away. An
autopsy report confirmed the relatives
claim. The report stated Dean was
shot in the back and it pierced his
On May 22, Apparicio was killed in
San Juan by a Special Reserve police
officer, the official driver of an Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police. Apparicio
was shot while running along Real
Street, San Juan, towards the nearby
An autopsy at the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, by pathologist Dr
Hughvon des Vignes stated Apparicio
was killed by a single bullet which
entered the left side of his chest, per-
forating several vital organs, before
exiting on the right side of his chest.
In a brief telephone interview with
the T&T Guardian, Apparicio s brother,
Johnathon, said the family was angry
by the run-around and delay in com-
pleting the probe. He said his mother
intended to hold a peaceful march
soon to highlight the slow pace of the
A total of 37 people have been killed
by police for the year and at least 19
of them are being monitored by the
Police Complaints Authority.
The young man who claimed he was sexually
assaulted six years ago by a woman returned to
court yesterday to be cross-examined.
However, no evidence was taken from him.
He claimed he was assaulted at the age of 17 by
Dipnarine, who was then 21 years old, was charged
by Constable Harripersad with having sex with the
young man without his consent on March 30 and
April 4, 2008.
Dipnarine is out on $80,000 bail and is under a
court order to stay 100 feet away from the victim.
Her attorney Dexter Bailey was in court and noted
that he could start cross examining the victim who
had given evidence in February.
The matter was adjourned to September 22.
DPP to get file
on cops' shooting
in La Horquette A 34-year-old former
employee of Massy Stores, for-
merly known as Hi Lo, has been
released on bail after appearing
in court charged with defraud-
ing the company of over
Francis Malcolm, of Mount
Zion Road, Arima, was granted
$150,000 bail when he appeared
in the Port-of-Spain First Mag-
istrates Court on Wednesday on
315 fraud charges.
Magistrate Christine Charles
took several hours to read the
charges to Malcolm who was last
employed as a facilities admin-
istrator with the supermarket
He is accused of creating and
uttering fraudulent invoices and
vouchers and using the docu-
ments to illegally obtain money
from the company between Sep-
tember 30, last year and July 22
The company reported the
matter to the Fraud Squad after
one of its managers reportedly
found discrepancies during an
internal audit. Detective David
Cummings investigated the
claims and Malcolm was arrested
late last week.
He is expected to reappear
before Charles next Friday. (DA)
on 315 fraud charges
taken in teen's
Protesters want apology from senators --- Page A12
Reshmi Dipnarine leaves the San Fernando
Magistrates Court yesterday after appearing on
charges of having unlawful sex with a teenager.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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