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A charge of misbehaviour in public office has been laid against a special reserve police (SRP) officer in Trinidad who allegedly slapped a wheelchair user three times.

Following investigations, including an identification parade on Friday, the charge was laid against him.

He and a woman special reserve officer, who was charged on Friday with causing malicious damage and assault by beating, appeared before a magistrate within last week.

It was after a video, taped two Saturdays ago, showing Robbie Ramcharitar in a wheelchair being shoved against the flow of traffic along High Street, San Fernando, by a woman police officer and then allegedly being slapped by a man in a blue and white striped jersey went viral on social networks that the Professional Standards Bureau launched an investigation.

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) also undertook a separate investigation.

The woman officer was charged on Friday and was granted $15,000 (US$2,357) bail by a justice of the peace -- $10,000 for the assault and $5,000 on the malicious damage charge.

A justice of the peace was expected to grant bail to the male officer on Friday night.
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