A High Court judge has ordered the police to charge an acting inspector by 7 pm today(Monday, March 9th) or release him.

Justice Margaret Mohammed gave the order this afternoon at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain. 

This followed a habeas corpus application filed by the officer’s attorney Taradath Singh on Sunday night.

 Mohammed granted the application in the presence of the acting inspector who had been brought to court by the police around 1 pm today for the hearing. 

The senior officer was arrested last Monday along with three other officers by investigators attached to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB). 

The other officers were later released. 

The acting inspector was held on investigations into allegedly attempting to pervert the course of public justice.  ​

Reporter: Mark Bassant