Former Police Service Commission chairman and criminologist, Professor Ramesh Deosaran is calling on Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to seriously reconsider his decision to blank the media.
In a statement, Professor Deosaran says the commissioner's recent confrontation with the media and his surrounding remarks raise several serious questions which require attention for the benefit not only for both sides but also for the wider public interest.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith yesterday defended his decision to appear on stage during Buju Banton’s “I am Legend Concert” stating if he had not done so it would have resulted in a strained relationship between T&T and Jamaica.
Griffith’s comments came hours after he was criticised on social media for appearing at Banton’s concert at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, stating that he was just looking for fame and to score points.
"A few punks who refer to themselves as gang leaders have been acting up and instrumental in over 12 homicides recently," declared Commissioner Gary Griffith to Guardian Media Wednesday evening.
Griffith had been coordinating several intelligence-driven operations executed by the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in the Laventille, Beetham and Diego Martin area during the day and which continued last night into this morning in other areas.
Police have said that the arrest of a 12-year-old boy for a threat against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, was separate from another threat made against the Commissioner and his wife today.
According to police, the Command Centre received a call around 1:30 am on Wednesday 21st November, 2018, during which a caller threatened the lives of the Commissioner of Police and his wife.
It says police are at this time actively investigating this matter.
The Police Service is confirming that only two police officers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais but says a third man was held transporting the victim.
A statement issued on Tuesday afternoon says that Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, today commends the entire team of officers whose collaborative tactical, technical and intelligence efforts aided in the clinical extraction and safe return of Pollonais on Monday evening.
Two young men from Trinidad and Tobago, Gabriel Nanton and Gary Griffith III have been scouted and invited to attend trial training periods in the United Kingdom over the next two weeks.
Both young men, who are members of the Football Factory are also students of St Mary's College.
They will be exposed to high-level technical training and trial preparation, match games with championship and premier league clubs, along with the opportunity to appreciate the sports management and agent structures in place for international athletes.