Trinidad: Lawmen charged for abusing wheelchair user
The charge was laid against him following investigations, including an identification parade yesterday.
He and a woman special reserve officer, who was charged on Friday with causing malicious damage and assault by beating, are expected to appear before a magistrate.
It was after a video, taped two Saturdays ago, showing Robbie Ramcharitar in a wheelchair being shoved against the flow of traffic along High Street, San Fernando, by a woman police officer and then allegedly being slapped by a man in a blue and white striped jersey went viral on social networks that the Professional Standards Bureau launched an investigation.
The Police Complaints Authority also had a separate investigation.
The woman officer was charged on Friday and was granted $15,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace —$10,000 for the assault and $5,000 on the malicious damage charge.
A Justice of the Peace was expected to grant bail to the male officer.
Meantime, a probe has been launched into why Ramcharitar – a homeless man – has been staying at the San Fernando General Hospital for the past six months. (Trinidad Express)