Cops taunt residents

Laventille Imam Abdul Haaq says he expects intimidatory tactics and boasting from the police in the wake of last Saturday’s shooting death of 27-year-old Mikeal “Short Buck” Lancaster by officers.

Speaking to the T&T Guardian following Lancaster’s Janaazah (Islamic funeral last rite prayer) at the Masjid Ul Furqan (behind WASA’s twin tanks), Picton Road, Laventille, yesterday, Haaq said for years they have been facing “bragging” officers.

Cops failed to intervene says shooting victim

Panicked after a gunman shot his teenaged brother and then fired at him, a horrified Nathaniel Roberts saw a ray of hope when a marked police car came up towards them on a dark empty street in San Fernando on Saturday.

But instead of turning on the siren and attempting to apprehend the gunman, Roberts said the two police officers stayed in the vehicle almost as if they were afraid to respond to the gunfire, while the gunman and his friend fled through a track near Rushworth Street.