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Waithe: Six months after ‘Solo’s death, CoP Griffith should not be in office

The following letter to the editor was submitted to Wired868 by Kirk Waithe, the political leader of the Nationwide Organisation of We the People (NOW):

It’s been six months since Andrew ‘Solo’ Morris was brutally beaten by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT)—a unit within the Police Service that is ultimately overseen by and reports directly to Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith.

Photo: Andrew ‘Solo’ Morris died on 1 February 2021, shortly after being arrested by the TTPS.
The TTPS did not announce his death until 3 February.

Mr Morris subsequently died. Two independent autopsy reports confirm that his death, while in Police custody, was due to injuries sustained consistent with a brutal beating.

How… Why is CoP Griffith still in office? Why has CoP Griffith not been suspended pending the outcome of a thorough, transparent and independent investigation into this matter?

Why are the officers present at and involved in that brutal beating still on active duty?

What is the status of the investigation(s) into the brutal beating and killing of Andrew ‘Solo’ Morris?

Photo: Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith (right) and former SORT head Mark Hernandez.
(Copyright Abraham Diaz/Trinidad Guardian)

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