Acting Sergeant Of Police Charged in Missing Galil And Ammunition Case

An Acting Sergeant of Police, was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 by a Justice of the Peace (JP), after being charged with two counts of Misbehaviour in Public Office, in relation to a missing TTPS Galil firearm and a quantity of ammunition.

No. 13988 Sgt. (Ag.) Hector Quashie, was granted bail by JP Abraham Ali, at the Besson Street Police Station, on Monday 10th January, 2022, after being charged with the following offences:

– Misbehaviour in Public Office to wit by willfully neglecting or failing to secure a Galil firearm, fitted with two magazines, issued to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the property of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and,

– Misbehaviour in Public Office to wit by willfully neglecting or failing to secure 70 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, issued to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the property of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Sgt. (Ag.) Quashie is expected to reappear virtually in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, on February 10th 2022.Following a report into the firearm and ammunition being stolen from the Task Force office of the San Juan Police Sub-Station, on Sunday 26th December, 2021, several officers of the North-Eastern Division Task Force were detained by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).

Investigations into the matter were spearheaded by W/Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Suzette Martin.

On Monday 10th January, 2022, advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, and Sgt. (Ag.) Quashie was subsequently charged by Cpl (Ag.) Lawrence Joefield, also of the PSB, on that same date.Acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob assures the public that investigations are ongoing with the objective of retrieving the firearm and ammunition and bringing the perpetrators of the crime to justice.

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