Two brothers, who are both police constables will appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on Thursday charged for misbehaviour in public office.
The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 18 2018 where a 30-year-old watchman employed with the POS City Corporation was at Trust Mart Grocery Western Main Road, St James when he was confronted by two police officers who assaulted and abused him.
The victim informed them that he was going to report them and left and went to the Central Police Station in Port-of-Spain.
The officers followed him to the station and while the victim was making his report the two officers arrested him.
He was kept in custody and on the following day March 19, 2018 he was prosecuted by one of the police officers for the offences of obscene language, resisting arrest and assaulting the police in the execution of their duty.
The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) conducted investigations and on October 7 2019 they arrested both officers - one who is 26 years of age with five years service assigned to the Criminal Investigation Unit Western Division and the other, who is 24 years old with four years service assigned to the Western Division Task Force.
Both are brothers and reside at 24 Cascade Road, Cascade.
On October 9 2019 DPP Roger Gaspard SC gave advice and Cpl Lawrence Joefield prosecuted both officers jointly for the offence of misbevaviour in public office. The charges that were previously initiated against the victim on March 19 2018 will be discontinued by the DPP.
The investigation was led by ACP Totaram Dookhie, assisted by Supt Anthony Remy, Insp Sheridon Hill, Cpl Paul Mohammed and PC Ian Mitchell.