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Police protected against molesters; public must fend for itself

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has begun work on a sexual offenders’ database but it will not be made available to members of the public. Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson reportedly sought to justify the register’s secrecy by asking the Trinidad Guardian reporter: “How would you like it if …

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No cell service for police

Police Service Public Affairs officer Sgt Wayne Mystar said yesterday that three policemen charged with murder have not been arrested because the Service knows their location. The officers were allowed to stay in the presumed comfort of their locations while their defence attorneys prepared an injunction. Wired868 cannot confirm that …

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Police rides fail humane test

A High Court Judge slammed the Police’s practice of transporting suspects in the back of SUVs and in the tray of pick-ups as though they were cargo. Justice Ricky Rahim said even a detained person deserves to be treated with dignity and questioned whether such an unsafe practice had any …

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More Hart failures

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs told the COP chairman that there was still no credible evidence with which to charge former Udecott executive chairman Calder Hart. Hart’s perceived corrupt use of State funds was a key issue in the fall of the Patrick Manning-led government and the wind beneath the wings …

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How’s the service, officer?

An unhappy police constable and a cell phone outlet manager got into a public altercation over a non-functional phone on Tuesday evening and, in the resulting scuffle, the manager was allegedly thrown through a glass case. It appears that the constable didn’t appreciate being denied a service; one can only …

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Protect and serve… ourselves

Police Social and Welfare Association president Sgt Anand Ramesar said the PCA was wrong to fine a police corporal $520 for turning a naked rape victim away from the Morvant Police Station. Ramesar said the corporal did not assault the victim but only denied her a service, which made it …

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US Embassy ignores local culture

Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Ewatski’s flight of fancy could be costly to his pilot Dan Condon who is listed as a director to the controversial light aircraft company while employed by the US Embassy. The Embassy explained that US government employees must “uphold the highest standards of personal integrity and …

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PCA slams errant policeman… With a pillow

One of three policemen who “emotionally raped” a naked rape victim by turning her away from the Morvant Police Station when she tried to make a report was fined $520 for neglect of duty. PCA chairman Gillian Lucky hopes the fine—less than half the admission price for Brian Lara’s all-inclusive …

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Police Commissioner unites stakeholders

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, in a three-page release, disputed the Prime Minister and the Solicitor General’s assertion that he “procured” a light aircraft and also denied concerns raised by two PNM MP’s regarding his educational credentials and the cost of new police uniforms. Last week, Gibbs infuriated the Police Service …

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Police Commissioner’s car-less whisper

The Police Service is reportedly set to return over 300 unmarked rented vehicles, on the instruction of the Police Commissioner, due to high maintenance costs. An unnamed officer claimed the move could leave policemen short of cars and could blow their cover on surveillance missions. Wired868 cannot confirm that the …

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Tribe dodges police plane

The Police Commissioner revealed that the controversial light airplane was used for Carnival 2012–he described it as “a free car in the sky”–to help the police respond quickly to incidents. He did not give details as to the benefits provided by his aerial mobile patrol, which costs as much as …

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More peace officers, please

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs explained that the nine lawmen sent to Newsday and the home of journalist Andre Bagoo were “peace officers” who are “not sanctioned to go above or beyond the legal authorities vested in our Constitution.” Citizens are urged not to confuse them with regular policemen who apparently …

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