Investigators are expected to submit a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today and will await instructions on whether or not charges can be laid against the head of the T&T Police Service’s Legal Unit and other officers involved in an alleged incident at sea in August of this year.
Guardian Media understands that the DPP will meet with Acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob and other leading investigators to get an update on the completed investigation and to review the findings.
Chandler is under probe following accusations made against him by a woman who was on board his yacht. A stand-off involving the vessel, T&T Coast Guard and police officers occurred on August 5 after the woman allegedly contacted a friend for assistance to get off the vessel.
Officers of the Coastal and Riverine Patrol Unit of the T&T Police Service were allegedly forced to fire warning shots before boarding the vessel. A special team of highly-trained Coast Guard officers responded to the distress call allegedly made by the 27-year-old Maraval woman.
The woman called the wife of a captain in the T&T Coast Guard and made a complaint and the officer dispatched a team to investigate. Apart from Chandler, three SRPs assigned to the Legal Unit were detained.
Chandler’s yacht was eventually escorted to Staubles Bay by the TTCG and Coastal Riverine Unit members.