Gary Griffith

TTPS clarifies Newsday headline - No "cop" involved in kidnapping

Police are seeking to clarify an article in the Newsday newspaper, stating “University worker attacked by ‘cop’, ‘soldier’.

In a statement issued Thursday, the TTPS said the headline suggests that a police officer was involved.

The following is the statement issued by the TTPS on Thursday:

"The Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith wishes to clarify the inaccurate headline of an article in today’s Newsday newspaper, where it states that the University employee who was kidnapped was attacked by a ‘cop’.

Third suspect appears in court for threatening CoP

Kenyon Lewis a 33-year-old man from El Socorro has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrates' Court today for making threats against the life of the Commissioner of Police.

Mr Lewis was charged with misuse of a telephone.

He was remanded into custody at the St. Ann's Psychiatric Hospital.

According to police reports on November 23rd, at 3:30 am an E999 operator at the Command Centre received a call, the man threatened the Commissioner’s life. 

An investigation was launched and resulted in Lewis’ arrest at a bar, near his home later that day. 

Third suspect arrested for death threat against Commissioner

Police have arrested a third suspect who has made a call threatening the life of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

Investigators detained the 33-year-old man who is from El Socorro and seized his cellular phone.

Around 11 pm last night, a call was received by an operator at the E999 Command Centre.

This is the third death threat the CoP has received in three days.

Officers of the Port-of-Spain CID are investigating.

Griffith to seek after welfare of 12-year-old boy who threatened his life

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he views two threats made against his life, as "a most unfortunate circumstance" and adds that while he appreciates the value of enforcing the law, he also views this as an opportunity to seek options for rehabilitation.

Griffith was today advised that a 12-year-old boy was charged for issuing a threat against him on Sunday via a phone call to the E999 Command Centre.

This was the first of two threats received two days apart. The second threat is still under investigation. 

Caller threatens Griffith: "I will behead you, kill your wife"

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith’s wife, Nicole Dy­er-Grif­fith, says she is not one bit fear­ful of death threats is­sued against her ear­ly Wednes­day.

Speak­ing with Guardian Me­dia, Dy­er-Grif­fith added that she "won't waste time talk­ing."

Her com­ment comes as CoP Grif­fith re­ceived two deaths, over the week­end and again just af­ter 1 am Wednes­day, the sec­ond al­so threat­en­ing harm to her.