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Tuesday 20 August 2019
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Cop charged after freeing colleague

An acting superintendent of police in the Central division was arrested and charged yesterday for allegedly freeing a junior officer before he was prosecuted for an incident in February.

Police said acting Supt Simon Gill unlawfully freed PC Randy Kamchan and his cousin after they were arrested.

Kamchan was arrested for negligence with a TT Police Service-issued pistol when he allegedly gave his cousin, Kevin Roopchan, his Sig Sauer pistol to hold during a party on February 16.

When searched by police, Roopchand was found with the gun.

Both men were taken to the Couva police station that morning where Gill allegedly freed them before they could be prosecuted.

The Professional Standards Bureau began an investigation on Wednesday and charged Gill on Thursday afternoon with perverting the course of justice, after receiving advice from acting DPP Joanne Honore-Paul.

Simon, who has 35 years’ service as a police officer is expected to appear before a Couva magistrate on Tuesday.

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