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Twelve police officers will
appear in court next week to
answer several criminal charges
arising out of an incident in
which a suspect was doused with
hot water during an interrogation
session at the Sangre Grande
Police Station in February.
When the 11 policemen and one
woman police constable (WPC)
appear in the Sangre Grande Mag-
istrate Court on Tuesday morning,
they will join a long list of police
taken before court this year to
answer criminal charges related to
their on-duty exploits.
The police officers have been in
custody since they were arrested
by detectives of the Professional
Standards Bureau early last week.
Police sources said investigators
wrapped up their investigation on
Thursday evening when the victim,
Ralph Andre Lewis, participated
in the last of a series of individual
identification exercises carried out.
Unlike the other identification
parades, where Lewis allegedly fin-
gered the officers from batches of
decoys while standing behind a
one-way mirror, Thursday s pro-
cedure reportedly took place at a
bar in Sangre Grande.
Under the lawful procedure,
which is refered to as a "confronta-
tion," Lewis was taken to the bar
and asked to identify the officer
under investigation, who was dis-
guised as a patron at the bar. This
is usually employed in cases where
the victim knew the suspect before
the incident occurred.
After it was completed, the offi-
cers, who were being detained at
various police stations acrosss
north Trinidad, were transfered
from the Sangre Grande Police
Station---their former base and the
venue of Lewis alleged attack.
Yesterday, investigators began
processing paperwork required to
facilitate their colleagues court
The dozen officers, an acting
inspector, a sergeant, an SRP ser-
geant, three acting corporals and
six police constables (including
the WPC), are facing charges
which include assault occasioning
actual bodily harm, beating by
assault, misbehaviour in public
office and perverting the course
Each officer is to face varying
quantities of charges depending
on their role in the alleged attack.
The charges reportedly do not
include bribery offences related to
Lewis claim that he was offered
money to forego reporting the inci-
dent to police, as the alleged com-
munication was done through
The officers will spend the rest
of the long Easter weekend in cus-
tody, as they were not allowed to
access station bail, which is some-
times offered to people charged
with lesser criminal offences as
well as high profile accused.
"Even the ones who did not
interfere with the man (Lewis) and
just get one charge for failing to
report the thing have to stay inside.
They are being treated as common
criminals," a source close to one
of the accused officers said in a
brief interview yesterday.
Lewis, 22, of Coronation Road,
Sangre Grande, who first appeared
on the CrimeWatch programme
with host Ian Alleyne on CNC3,
claimed that on February 24 he
went to the Sangre Grande Police
Station after he learned he was
wanted in connection with house
breaking and larceny.
Lewis was detained overnight
and was interrogated the following
day. Lewis claims that after he
repeatedly refused to confess to
the crimes he was accused of com-
mitting, he was stripped naked,
with one of the five officers ques-
tioning him heating water in a
microwave before pouring it on
his lower extremities.
He sustained burns to the genital
area and his buttocks and was hos-
pitalised at the Eric Williams Med-
ical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope
for close to a week.
He has indicated his intention
to sue the State for compensation
for the injuries he sustained.
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Hot water attack victim picks out suspects
12 cops charged The first three months of this year have been tough period for the T&T
Police Service's image, with several officers being charged with criminal
offences against civilians.
Most of the offences have been violent or sexual in nature, but several of
the accused officers were also charged with taking bribes, with the exception
of the most senior officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Peter
Reyes, who is accused of civil aviation crimes.
The following is a list of the police who were charged this year and a
synopsis of the crimes they are accused of committing-
January 5: Special Reserve Police (SRP) Tamika Phillip and Ronaldo
Rajcoomar appeared in court for assaulting wheelchair-bound homeless man
Robby Ramcharitar along High Street, San Fernando. They were charged after
a short video clip of Rajcoomar repeatedly slapping Ramcharitar was
circulated on social media websites.
January 10: Sgt Dane Sorzano, a police court prosecutor, appeared in court
for raping a teenager from Fyzabad on three occasions between 2010 and
December, last year. He was already facing a separate charge for raping
another woman in 2011.
January 30: ACP Peter Reyes appeared charged with three offences under
the Civil Aviation Act for endangering the lives of passengers and crew
members on a Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) aircraft by refusing to switch
off his cellphone. The incident took place at the Piarco International Airport on
a domestic flight to Tobago, where Reyes was due to start duties as head of
the Tobago Division.
March 13: PCs Adrian Jack and Omari Gonsales were slapped with 12
criminal offences, including bribery and grievous sexual assault. Charges arose
out of an incident on February 25, in which they allegedly solicited several
bribes from a woman who they arrested for marijuana possession.
March 17: SRP Atiba Thomas, of Diego Martin, charged with 22 offences for
having sex with a minor and for grievous sexual assault. Thomas is alleged to
have attacked the 12-year-old girl 11 times between 2012 and last year.
Three more police officers could join this list by the end of next week, as
investigators work to complete a investigation into the assault of a San Juan
man last month. The victim, Garrison Augustus, was allegedly abducted by the
officers from his Hunt Street home and taken to a desolate area where he was
beaten. He claimed it stemmed from a dispute with one of the policemen over
his ex-wife. Despite being identified by Augustus two weeks ago, the
suspected officers are yet to detained and charged by investigators. Police
sources said the investigation will be concluded early next week.
ROUGH TIME FOR SERVICE
A fire-fighter places a neck brace on accident victim Frank Auguste, whose car overturned along the Diego
Martin Highway yesterday. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
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