Police Complaints Authority investigates allegations raised by PM, in relation to police officers

The Police Complaints Authority has launched an investigation into allegations against police officers, referred to by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today.

The following is a statement from the PCA:

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has noted Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s comments made at today’s Post Cabinet briefing regarding officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service receiving preferential treatment in attaining HDC houses amongst other benefits.

One student charged, three suspended following scuffle with police

One student has been charged and three others suspended, following a confrontation in Port-of-Spain involving school children and a police officer. 

A video of the incident went viral on Tuesday. 

It showed a police officer intervening in a scuffle among students on Charlotte Street but then forced to call for back-up when he was reportedly accosted by the students. 

Today the Ministry of Education said the students have been identified and belong to schools in Port-of-Spain. 

Police shoot and kill 41-year-old man

A 41 year-old-man was killed in a police shootout this morning.

Police say at 5:45 am, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force were on a routine foot patrol in the Laventille area.

Upon reaching Calvary Hill, they noticed William Rock also known as “Boneman” acting suspiciously.

Officers claim rock pulled out a gun and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Rock was hit several times about the body.

He was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers recovered a .38 revolver on the scene.

Police shoot and kill two bandits; two others escape

Police have shot and killed two bandits in a shoot-out with police after a robbery at the Flanigin Town gas station.

Shortly after three this afternoon, three armed men entered the station and announced a hold-up relieving two workers of $4000.

The police were alerted and a chase ensued ending in Tabaquite where four men, including the driver ran out the vehicle while shooting at the police.

The men then went into some nearby bushes where they escaped.

On searching the lifeless bodies of two of the men were found nearby.

Teacher charged after speeding away from police roadblock

A 40-year-old teacher of the Guayaguayare Secondary School has been arrested after speeding away from police when stopped at a roadblock Thursday morning.

Police say the man became extremely nervous when he spotted police stationed at the Ecclesville junction, Rio Claro. 

The teacher turned around his B14 car and sped off, leading police into a high-speed chase. 

The teacher attempted to elude police by using a back road but police say that after 10 mins he was intercepted by the Rio Claro police.

Missing 16-year-old Princes Town schoolgirl returns home

A 16-year-old Princes Town girl who was reported missing on March 12th, has been found.

A statement from the Police Service has confirmed that the Israel Yearwood of Scale Road, Cedar Hill Village, Princes Town, returned home on March 19th.

The girl explained to her parent that she was with a female friend.

Police say the Child Protection Unit is continuing inquiries into the matter.

The police are thanking the public for their assistance in ensuring that the teen returned home safely.