Police say the investigations into the death of a man previously named in a report of wounding involving Dillon Johnson, revealed that it was accidental due to negligence in using his licensed firearm.
The matter involves the owner of a private security firm, Multinational Protection Specialist Network, 51-year-old Richard Edwards.
Two police officers have been charged under the Anti-Gang Act along with a civilian and are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate's Court this afternoon.
The third police officer a relative of former police commissioner Stephen Williams who was also detained under the Anti-Gang Act for almost two weeks for alleged links to gang activities was released on Wednesday night.
A Cunupia man who tried to rob a woman of her car by getting into it at a red light and then beating the woman into submission on Carnival Monday has been arrested.
According to police, around 8.15 pm on Monday the victim was driving her red Volkswagen along Tunnel Drive, St Augustine, when she stopped at a red light.
The 27-year-old Cunupia man opened one of the car doors and got in. He then began beating the woman while pulling at the steering wheel.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says a combination of technology and personnel has so far worked for the Carnival season making it one of the safest ever.
Griffith, accompanied by National Security Minister Stuart Young, was on a walkabout in downtown Port-of-Spain where hundreds of revellers drenched in mud, paint, and oil gyrated along the streets to blasting soca music.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is urging all active police officers to turn out for work on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, not based on consequences, but because of "patriotism and an answer to the call to duty".
A total of 6,000 officers are expected to report for duty across the country during the Carnival period, with some 1,600 police officers being rostered to work in the Port-of-Spain Division, to provide blanket security for the district over the next two days.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is urging all motorists to assist in minimizing traffic congestion in the Carenage district.
The commissioner’s comments follow some actions on the part of party-goers.
The CoP notes over the next few days, there are several major parties in the Western peninsula almost nightly, with tens of thousands of people expected to attend, with several thousand vehicles, using one lane to enter and the other to exit, along a five (5) mile route, and some traffic is expected.
Police have found skeletal remains in the back seat in a burnt out vehicle at Sawmill Trace, Old Valencia Road, Valencia.
According to reports, police received an anonymous call informing them about the burnt car and part of a skull in the vehicle at Sawmill Trace around 8 am.
ASP Revanales, Insp Juri, Sgt Edwards and WPC Keerai, of Sangre Grande CID, along with members Sangre Grande Task Force, responded. They were later joined by Homicide Officers attached to Arouca, Region II led by Cpl Ramdial.
Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein says there will be a heavy police presence in all major beaches during the Carnival season beginning from Terrific Thursday to Ash Wednesday.
The Minister led a team to Maracas Beach on Wednesday where made preparations to roll out their safety plan for citizens during the Carnival weekend.
Chairman of the San Juan/ Laventille Regional Corporation, Anthony Roberts, Inspector Walkins and Sargent Dolabaille of Municipal Police Port of Spain, Inspector Mohammed and Sargent Garcia of the San Juan/Laventille Municipal were present.
A legal challenge from two police officers held on detention orders under the Anti-Gang Act has been delayed.
Lawyers representing the officers filed the applications to set aside the orders on Tuesday night and they came up for hearing before Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds in the San Fernando High Court yesterday afternoon.