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Twelve police officers have been arrested
in connection with the alleged abuse of
22-year-old Ralph Lewis of Sangre Grande.
The officers, who were arrested yesterday,
will be placed on identification parades
today at the Sangre Grande Police Station.
When contacted yesterday, Lewis con-
firmed that he was called in by investigating
officers to identify the officers who allegedly
abused and burnt him while in custody on
Lewis, of Boys Town, Coronation Road,
Sangre Grande, said he went into the district
station after he learnt he was wanted in
connection with house breaking and lar-
It was not until the next day, having been
forced to stay at the station, that he was
badly beaten and burnt.
Lewis sustained burns to the genital area
and his buttocks after he was doused with
hot water, allegedly by a woman police offi-
cer while at the police station.
He also claimed that subsequent to the
incident he was offered monetary bribes
as much as $150,000, to drop all proceedings
against the officers.
Lewis s incident was initially highlighted
on the Crime Watch programme with host
Ian Alleyne, on March 2, one week after
the alleged incident took place.
Once the identification parades are com-
pleted, investigators are expected to
approach Director of Public Prosecutions
(DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, for advice on
Police sources said one of the officers,
an acting Inspector, was detained by detec-
tives of the Professional Standards Bureau
at his Sangre Grande home yesterday morn-
Before the team of investigators could
visit the homes of the others, a corporal
and a constable, the men surrendered them-
selves at the Sangre Grande Police Sta-
tion---where the incident occurred.
Three officers who were present in the
interrogation room when the incident of
police brutality allegedly occurred, were
taken to police stations in Port-of-Spain
where they remained detained up to late
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The wife of murdered street vendor Godwin
"Bake" Goolie is appealing to the police to find her
husband s killer.
"We have heard nothing from the police yet. I
have no idea why someone would do this. I want
the police to find the people responsible for doing
such a wicked act," Goolie s wife, Diane said.
Goolie, 47, of Augustus Joseph Trace, Guapo, was
shot dead around 10 pm on Saturday. Witnesses
said he was lying on a garage ramp at Shaggy s Car-
wash, waiting for his wife when a man walked up
from behind and opened fire.
Although Goolie had received death threats days
before, his wife says she has no idea why her husband
They were married for 15 years and had four chil-
dren from ages 15 to 29.
Another family plunged into mourning after their
loved one was murdered on Sunday morning is still
trying to come to terms with the tragedy.
Four-months pregnant Vivan Goordeen, the wife
of Anderson Cornwall, said she was awaiting the
post mortem today before making funeral arrange-
Cornwall, 21, of Church Street, Penal, who was
putting things in place to welcome his first baby,
was accosted by two men outside a club in Debe.
He tried to run, but they opened fire on him,
hitting him in the head. They then snatched his gold
chain and escaped in a car. Goordeen said she heard
four men were detained for questioning.
Investigations are continuing.
Vendor's wife: 'Find
my husband's killer'
Woman charged with
A 22-year-old woman is expected to appear
today before a San Fernando magistrate charged
with allegedly stabbing her ten-year-old relative.
The woman was arrested after Claris Cross, a
Standard Two pupil, was stabbed four times at her
Solomon Street, Vistabella home on Wednesday.
Police reports said the stabbing stemmed from an
argument over the television. The child suffered a
punctured lung and remans warded at the San Fer-
nando General Hospital where her condition is said
to be improving. The woman was charged on Friday
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