Trinidad and Tobago

Weight loss clinic doctor detained by police

The proprietor of a popular weight loss clinic has been detained by police.

Earlier today the doctor was detained by officers of the Fraud Squad unit at their St. James clinic for questioning in relation to a report made by a customer.

According to reports the customer paid over $25,000 thousand dollars for a liposuction procedure which she never received.

 After making several inquiries with no results, a report was made to the Fraud squad unit of the TTPS. 

Prison officer facing charges of misconduct in public office

A prison officer attached to the Port of Spain prison is facing charges of misconduct in public office.

The following is a press release from the TTPS.

A 26-year-old prison officer with four years’ service is due to be charged today with misbehaviour in

public office following instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard.

The charge follows the discovery that keys belonging to the Port of Spain prison had gone missing

Excessive force?

Another video posted to Facebook has sparked a debate about whether a man used excessive force against 2 children.

The video, which is 1 minute, 46 seconds long, has gained over 4,500 views. 

The girl, who sustained an injury to her hand, is seen in the video showing it to someone recording the incident. 

The man who is seen dragging the child in the video is identified as "big pin."

The unidentified man then turned his attention on a young boy, dragging him by his collar and chasing him out the yard.

Crooked cop arrested

A policeman with over 19 years service has been arrested in connection with stealing stolen television sets.

The police corporal, who was assigned to probe the larceny of the two tv sets, is alleged to have taken possession of the items once he solved the case.

The officer has been arrested by members of the TTPS's Professional Standards Bureau over the weekend, following intense investigations into the theft.

The two television sets are valued at 21 thousand dollars.

The larceny was said to have occurred sometimes between April and the first week in June.