Head of the Police Complaints Authority David West has launched an independent investigation into the killing of Kareem Chad Hernandez, 21, of Bagatelle, Diego Martin.
It is alleged that Hernandez was shot several times by a plainclothes police officer during a confrontation on Sunday near his home at Spring Drive Extension.
Eyewitnesses are also being called upon to divulge any information that would assist investigating officers in identifying the officer in question.
Police have seized a revolver and a bullet proof vest in Petit Valley.
According to reports, around 10:30 am on Wednesday 12th September 2018, an exercise was conducted in the Western Division coordinated by Sgt Arnead involving officers of the Western Division Task Force, where, based on information received, they conducted a search of an area off a track along Store Drive, Petit Valley where found and seized a Smith & Wesson revolver, a rifle scope and a front of a bullet-proof vest.
No one was arrested.
PC Sahadath is continuing enquires.
In just four hours, 65 motorists driving along Southern Main Road, Valsayn, were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding by officers attached to the Northern Division Speed Unit, during a speed exercise in the St. Joseph district.
The exercise, which took place between 11 am and 3 pm on Wednesday, was spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Insp. Naim Gyan, of the St. Joseph Police Station.
The highest speed recorded for the duration of the exercise was 88kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with members of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA), where security and law and order issues were discussed.
The meeting took place on Wednesday.
A police statement said that the meeting was held at the request of DOMA President, Gregory Aboud, and afforded Commissioner Griffith the opportunity to hear first-hand the concerns of the downtown Port of Spain business community.
Among the concerns raised were the safety of shoppers and parking in the capital city.
Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a man, which was discovered on Sunday at the corner of North Coast Road and Negmahwah Road, Maraval.
Police say the body was that of a man of Spanish descent in the mid-thirties with a brown complexion, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, stockily built, medium length black hair at the top with the sides and back shaved; and attired in a pink sleeveless T-shirt, with the words ‘PARAISO DEL SOL INSTRURA LA VIDA BUENA’ and fluorescent green short pants with a checkered pattern.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has issued a directive – with immediate effect – that states all officers in plainclothes must comply with standard operational procedures, which mandate that they present their Police Identification Cards to persons whilst in the performance of their duties.
This follows public concern that has arisen with respect to the arrest of two police officers for their alleged involvement in the recent kidnapping for ransom of a South Trinidad woman.