Trinidad cops charged for setting teen on fire get bail

HammerOfJusticeCPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Six police officers charged with setting a teenager on fire, were granted bail when they appeared in court on Wednesday.

The six were charged with misbehaviour in public office by unlawfully and maliciously inflicting harm on Jamerson John,18, in December, 2013 while he was in police custody.

It is alleged that police officers stripped John to his underpants, doused him with methylated spirits and set him alight after he refused to confess to robbing two people and breaking into a house.

John was hospitalised for burns to his torso, leg and genital area.

The six police officers were granted bail amounting to TT$300,000.

They are scheduled to reappear in court on Friday.

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