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PCA investigate death of Andrea murder suspects, TTPS court absences and DSS arrest

The following press statement was issued by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA):

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has initiated investigations into three recent and serious allegations against the Trinidad and Tobago Police.

Photo: Police lights by night.

1. An investigation has begun into the circumstances surrounding the deaths, of Andrew Morris and Joel Belcon on the 1st and 8th February 2021 respectively. Both Morris and Belcon had been in police custody for questioning in regard to the kidnapping of Andrea Bharatt, aged 23, on 29 January 2021 and her subsequent death. 

2. An investigation has been initiated into reports of the alleged failure by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to prosecute; tender evidence and attend court hearing matters.

3. The third investigation launched addresses matters related to the arrest of Kerron ‘Preeze’ Clarke at Kathleen Warner Drive, La Horquetta on 6 February 2021.

These investigations are being launched pursuant to Section 26 of the Police Complaints Authority Act Chapter 15:05, the PCA.

Photo: Police officers square off with Morvant resident after protests against the police killings of Joel Jacobs, Israel Clinton and Noel Diamond on 27 June 2020.
(Copyright Trinidad Express)

The PCA is established by law to give independent civilian oversight to Police conduct. We are bound by law to investigate allegations of serious misconduct by staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Witnesses to, or persons with information about these incidents are asked to kindly contact the PCA at 226-4722 or at info@pca.org.tt. All information received is confidential.

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