An acting police sergeant with 31 years of service is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, charged with threatening to kill a female victim.
Sgt (Ag) Brian Stoddard, 53, who is attached to the Cunupia Police Station, was charged with engaging in a course of conduct that caused persons to fear that violence will be used against them in breach of the Offences against the Person Act.
This follows advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Wednesday 14th August 2019.
The victim visited the San Juan Police Station on Sunday 11th August, 2019, where she reported that the accused threatened to kill her during a dispute.
Whilst at the station, she was confronted by the accused and an altercation ensued.
Stoddard was arrested in connection with the incident and an investigation launched by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) and supervised by ACP (Ag.) Totaram Dookhie, Insp. Marshall, Insp. Hills and Sgt. Grey.
The charge was laid against Stoddard by Cpl Moore of the PSB, on Wednesday 14th August 2019.