Officer charged with assault
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A policeman who reportedly assaulted a photographer assigned to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
The charge stems from an incident on September 15 when Corporal Billy Ramsundar allegedly assaulted Kristian De Silva who told the police that he was attacked while trying to take photos of the A&V Oil and Gas compound in Penal.
De Silva said he had gone to the compound to follow up on the latest developments involving A&V Oil and Gas.
He said that while attempting to take photographs for the Trinidad Guardian a man approached him in a vehicle and drove straight towards him in what appeared to be an attempt to hit him.
He said a man then exited the vehicle and hit him in his face, injuring his mouth in the process and another man then hit him on the side of the face.
The impact of the blows caused De Silva’s glasses to fall from his face, following which one of the men stamped on them. (CMC)