The man who was commissioned to draft this country’s first ‘use of force’ policy for the T&T Police Service in 2011 says he believes Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is being misunderstood when he uses the statement “one shot, one kill.’
Force Science analyst Michael Goodridge sat on both committees which first came up with a policy in 2011 and later reviewed it to make it clearer for officers in 2016.
Over the last few days, Griffith has faced both criticism and support for his catchphrase, ‘one shot, one kill.’
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has recorded 44 deaths in police-involved shootings. The killings have occurred in just 33 incidents PCA head David West told the T&T Guardian Thursday.
However, statistics disclosed by the T&T Police Service to Guardian Media Thursday stated that there have been 42 fatal police-involved shootings so far for 2018 thus far. In 2017 there were 46.
A police officer has been placed on $75,000 bail after he appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate charged with misbehaviour in public office.
Three police officers have freed of a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against them in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court.
Police corporal Rameshwar Gopaul, constable Anil Gopaul and WPC Tia Gopaul, who are all attached to Eastern Division, were charged with the offence by Inspector Ken Lutchman, head of Sangre Grande CID.
They were accused of beating businessman David Rampersad, of Vega de Oropouche, when he went to collect his rent.
The Police Service will receive a boost of an additional 200 patrol motorbikes.
This was made possible as National Security Minister Stuart Young signed a protocol on behalf of the Government giving effect to the provision of Gratis Aid to T&T by the People’s Republic of China.
Signing the protocol on behalf of the People’s Republic of China was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of T&T Song Yumin.
PC Angelo Cedeno, 40, attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), is currently in police custody after being charged with two counts of common assault and obstruction of justice.
Cedeno, 40, was arrested and charged today at the IATF Base, following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.
According to police reports the charges arose from separate incidents which occurred between December 2017 and November 2018.
PC John Baynes a 40-year-old special reserve police constable attached to the Arima Police Station is expected to appear before the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court charged with assault.
John was charged on December 12 based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.