Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says most of what has been circulating in the media with reference to Minister of Public Utilities, Robert Le Hunte, is false.
The T&T Police Service failed Corporal Ian Hamilton who committed suicide over the weekend, president of the Police Social Welfare Association Michael Seales said yesterday.
In an interview, Seales revealed that police officers are being denied proper assistance as they have no access to peer counsellors, limited assistance from the Social Worker network and an Employee Assistance Programme which is non-functional.
He said the social worker network was supposed to be placed at strategic points within the TTPS's Divisions so that police officers can get assistance.
Investigations are being carried out to ascertain if police officers acted outside their prescribed scope of duties after it was alleged certain people entered schools on September 7 to gather information regarding teachers who were absent.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has promised that anyone found to be culpable will be held to account.
A total of 86 persons was arrested over the past 24 hours, following ‘Operation Strike Back’ exercises in Central and Port of Spain Divisions.
The intelligence-driven operation, took place in the Central Division and involved officers from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Special Branch, and the Chaguanas Police Station.
This exercise was coordinated by DCP (Ag.) Deodat Dulalchan and ACP (Ag.) Beverly Lewis, and was supervised by Snr. Supt Inraj Balram, ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, ASP (Ag.) Michael Pierre, ASP (Ag.) Wayne Mystar and Insp. Marlon Alexander.
The 22-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national who has been charged with attempting to steal an American Airlines aircraft at the Melbourne Airport in Florida, wanted to use the aircraft to "harm himself".
This was revealed at court proceedings held at the Brevard County Jail just after 2pm Friday.
Nishal Sankat was charged with burglary, trespassing and grand theft.
The judge initially told the court that she could not find probable cause on the grand theft charge because there was no evidence that he intended to steal the plane.
A police officer attached to Northern Division, who shot another officer attached to Eastern Division in an exchange of gunfire earlier today, has since surrendered to his seniors at the Arima Police Station.
Police Constable St Clair, who is attached to Sangre Grande Task Force, was shot on his right arm and is warded at the Sangre Grande Hospital in stable condition after having emergency surgery to save three of his fingers.
The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated and sanctioned two T&T nationals - an Emraan Ali and one Eddie Aleong - as financiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror network.
In a release, the US Department of the Treasury revealed, "As of January 2017, a Trinidadian ISIS supporter possibly planned to work with Eddie Aleong, to transfer funds to Emraan Ali, who would then provide the funds to Trinidadian ISIS fighters in Syria."
Councillor for Cunupia Vandana Mohit says she will not be intimidated in the wake of a gun attack on her home on Monday night.
According to police reports, around 9 pm Mohit was in the company of a 54-year-old female relative when gunmen sprayed her Jerningham Junction, Cunupia home with bullets.
Recalling the incident this morning, Mohit said she heard explosions and glass shattering. She said she and her relative moved to the washroom area of the house to seek cover.
Police are bracing for possible backlash after officers shot and killed a man from Beetham Gardens early this morning after a brief confrontation.
Kerwin 'Natty' James, 39, of 8th Street, Beetham Gardens, died at the Port of Spain General Hospital after he was shot by patrolling officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force around 4 am.
The officers said they were on patrol when they allegedly saw a man walking with a gun.
They said upon confronting the man, he opened fire on them. The officers returned fire and James was hit.
Head of the Police Complaints Authority David West has launched an independent investigation into the killing of Kareem Chad Hernandez, 21, of Bagatelle, Diego Martin.
It is alleged that Hernandez was shot several times by a plainclothes police officer during a confrontation on Sunday near his home at Spring Drive Extension.
Eyewitnesses are also being called upon to divulge any information that would assist investigating officers in identifying the officer in question.