After a complaint by Opposition MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, the Police Complaints Authority has begun an investigation into the leak of a search warrant bearing his name.
Through his attorney Israel Khan, Dr Moonilal wrote to the PCA last week questioning how high office holders came in to possession of the document, saying there was collusion to assassinate his character.
In a letter to Dr Moonilal, Director David West says the authority has carefully perused all documents provided and agrees that the complaint falls within the remit of the PCA.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it is monitoring recent incidents in which mentally-challenged persons were shot by police officers.
The PCA says it intends to audit the current investigations into these shootings.
The following is the PCA's statement on the matter:
"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is aware of several incidents involving fatal and nonfatal police related shootings involving mentally ill individuals Paul Marchan, Daniel Paul and Edison Thompson within the last four (4) months.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has initiated independent investigations into police shootings this past weekend, a statement by the PCA says.
The PCA says it is aware of the articles and reports in the media of incidents involving fatal and non-fatal police related shootings that took place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February, 2017 in the areas of Laventille, Ste. Madeleine and La Romain respectively.
The National Trade Union Centre has joined the call for the resignation of the chairman of the Police Complaints Authority, David West.
NATUC has issued the following statement in that regard.
"The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) adds it voice to the call for the immediate resignation of David West, Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) following statements made by him earlier this month at the debate on anti-corruption at the home of the British High Commissioner.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is calling on the mother of a 15-year-old Josiah Ramsahai who was shot by police on Friday, to come forward with any relevant information she may have on the actions of police officers towards her son.
SEE ALSO: Police kill 15-year-old
The PCA says it is making the call in light of statements in the media, which seemed to indicate that she had already filed a report with the PCA.
The following is the statement from the PCA:
The Police Complaints Authority is supporting the call for body cameras to be attached to police officers.
The statement comes in the wake of a police shooting in San Fernando last week that is now under investigation.
The following is the PCA's statement.
"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is in agreement with President of the Police Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Michael Seales’ call for implementation of body cameras for police officers.