PCA finds evidence of misconduct by police handling case of weed at former PM's house

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 20:00

The Police Complaints Authority has found evidence of serious police misconduct with regard to the Police Service’s handling of the alleged discovery of marijuana, at the private residence of the former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

In a statement issued today, the PCA says it has completed a comprehensive investigation into the matter and has forwarded its investigative file together with a recommendation to the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute specified persons for the offence of misbehavior in public office on account of willful neglect of duty. 

The authority began investigating the matter in June to determine whether the conduct on the part of police officers amounted to a criminal offence or serious police misconduct.