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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.