The Three (3) serving police officers, who were arrested and charged (2)with the offense of Rape and the other with the offense of Burglary and Criminal Trespassing, have been placed on suspension.
According to a release from the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, the charges were laid against the officers yesterday November 28, 2019 and today Friday November 29, 2019, respectively.
One of the officers appeared before the Family Court on yesterday’s date (28.11.19) and was not called upon to plead because the offence is an indictable one. He was granted bail with one surety.
The other two (2) police officers will appear before the Family Court and the Serious Offences Court later today (29.11.19) for an arraignment.
The police high command says it will like to reassure members of the general public – that the organization does not condone any unlawful acts being perpetrated by a member of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force against any member of the general public.
In a statement, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, said Police officers have a vested responsibility to protect the citizens of this blessed land and visitors alike.