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Police: Investigations reveal ex-soldier shot himself

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 charged with gang membership

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.

Cops nab man after red light carjacking

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.

Griffith: Aim to make 2019 safest Carnival ever

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.

Gary urges cops to report for Carnival duty

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.

Jaywalking, stopping to party on roadway - Stop causing Carenage traffic

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.

Cops find skeletal remains in burnt out wagon

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.

Heavy police presence for beaches during Carnival

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.

Cops’ challenge to gang facilitation detention delayed

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.

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