DPP to be consulted on 'agouti cops'
POLICE are today expected to consult with Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard on whether or not charges can be laid against two police officers who last week allegedly took bribes to drop a traffic offence against a motorist.
The police officers, who were held on Thursday for allegedly taking $3,000 and an agouti to drop a charge of driving without motor vehicle insurance, were released on Friday afternoon.
A senior police officer yesterday told the Express the legal consultant of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service had advised the suspects be allowed to leave police custody pending further investigations.
The suspects, a police constable and an acting police corporal, were allegedly caught by a team of police officers who were informed that the cash and the meat were being handed over at the Longdenville police post where they (the suspects) are stationed.
The police set up a sting operation and nabbed the suspects, who have a combined service of about 30 years.
They are facing charges of misbehaviour in public office.