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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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Ewatski’s plane facts

Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Ewatski described himself as a man of fact, not rumour, and chided the Trinidad and Tobago public for forming an opinion on his light aircraft with limited information. Ewatski did not name the alleged and subsequently discredited death threats against the PM, AG and two Cabinet …

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Police fool around with stats

The Police Services’ Western Division reported a reduction in criminal activity and, simultaneously, an increase in sexual offences. When asked whether a sexual offence was not also considered “crime”, the police spokesman may or may not have grumbled something about people “fooling around.”

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Sandy’s slippage of the tongue

The National Security Minister admitted there has been some “slippage” since last year’s State of Emergency in terms of citizenry security and he is still working on a better blend of relationship between police and nationals. Brigadier John Sandy then admitted his political lingo was a work in progress and …

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Pulverise And Serve

Police Service and Welfare Association President Sgt Anand Ramesar admitted lawmen crossed the line during their duties at the Panorama semi-finals and suggested that anger management and retraining was necessary for men trained to concentrate on force. Ramesar’s sentiments contrasted with the more combative tone of Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs …

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See no evil

A 26-year-old State witness, Kevin Ellis, was murdered just a day after providing the police with information on an attempted murder in Ste Madeleine. Neither the Police nor the State has yet explained how DNA legislation, a light aircraft or the hangman’s noose would protect people who report crimes to …

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Gibbs: You’re safe, until you’re not

CoP Dwayne Gibbs says that Trinidad and Tobago citizens shouldn’t fear being murdered unless they happened to know a murderer. Presumably, he meant longer than the seconds it takes for the murderer to pull the trigger.

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