Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has responded to the Law Association, standing his ground on the one shot one kill policy.
"As the Commissioner of Police, I am not going to concentrate my efforts in any continuous debate with others who seem concerned that if someone fires a shot at my officers, they should not use deadly force.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is now resting comfortably at the official commissioner’s residence in St James after he was taken to the St Clair Medical Centre yesterday after complaining of feeling unwell.
Griffith’s wife, Nicole Dyer-Griffith in a brief telephone interview with Guardian Media Limited confirmed that he was seen by doctors at the institution.
“He is much better today. Yesterday we took him into St Clair he was experiencing some pretty severe abdominal cramps so he spent most of the day there, he had to be rehydrated. He was very dehydrated.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is advising citizens to avoid conflicts, saying that their lives are worth more.
His comment comes as part of his New Year's message to the country:
"Over the past few months in my capacity as Commissioner of Police, I have asked members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of a safer country.
You have responded to the call in such admirable ways that simply cannot be allowed to go by without acknowledgement.
National Security Minister Stuart Young has given Police Commissioner Gary Griffith an “A” grade for his sterling performance as top cop, promising that for the new year citizens would see a more serious approach to crime fighting.
Young rated Griffith’s performance during a tour yesterday at the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) headquarters in San Juan, where he thanked scores of officers for working on Christmas Day and giving their dedication and commitment.