Trinidad: Lawmen charged for abusing wheelchair user

nw6270The charge of misbehaviour in public office has been laid against a Special Reserve Police officer who allegedly slapped a wheelchair user three times.

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)

11 Responses to Trinidad: Lawmen charged for abusing wheelchair user

  1. Tracy Ann Mitchell
    Tracy Ann Mitchell January 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Good

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  2. David Gibson
    David Gibson January 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

    lock him up !!!!

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  3. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers January 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

    He should have a target on his back.

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  4. Archangel Crichlow-Daniel
    Archangel Crichlow-Daniel January 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Good they should be dismissed too!

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  5. Andrea Pat Lovell
    Andrea Pat Lovell January 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Good they should serve time .

    Reply
  6. Michael Ess
    Michael Ess January 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    A drop in a bucket. Nothing to shout about

    Reply
  7. Michelle Cheeseman
    Michelle Cheeseman January 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I hope all of you supporting this wheel chair bound man aren’t hypocrites. I hope none of you park in disabled spots since yall are appalled at the cops behaviour towards a disabled man.

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria January 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      So slapping a police officer slapping a wheelchair bound man upside his head and cursing and berating him is akin to members of public parking in an area designated for the disabled…ok…

      Reply
    • Michelle Cheeseman
      Michelle Cheeseman January 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      If that’s what u got from my comment….so be it

      Reply
  8. glenda January 4, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I am glad they charged these two nuisances

    Reply
  9. Sunil Narine
    Sunil Narine January 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Both officers have been dismissed.

    Reply

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