Trinidad and Tobago Police Services MUST BE IMPARTIAL AND CANNOT SELECTIVELY INVESTIGATE MATTERS REGARDING POLITICAL OPPONENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT ONLY.
The TTPS recently confirmed that they were actively investigating an audio message, to confirm the authenticity of that message, and if any criminal action took place by those who were recorded.
There should be no reason for anyone to question this action, as the TTPS does not require someone to report a crime for an investigation to commence.
The concern however involves the blatant double standard, in that when there was a nationwide demand for the Police to commence an investigation into the Merit List fiasco, the then Ag CoP, either based on ignorance or directives, stated that he could not do so, as nobody reported it as a crime.
The concern in this matter becomes intensified as I submitted a report to the present CoP, showing evidence that a crime was indeed committed in this Merit List issue, as the Minutes of meetings of the then Police Service Commission would confirm, at no time did the Police Service Commission ever
1) Direct that the Merit List be withdrawn from President’s House
2) Direct that the then COP be suspended.
Nevertheless, the previous Police Service Commission Chairman did in fact make this happen, using her letterhead and signature, hence abusing her authority and acting outside of her authority, which means that she should have been investigated months ago, and possibly charged for Misbehaviour in Public Office and Treason, and anyone who may have influenced or intimidated her to commit such an act, should also have been arrested.
Unlike the complicated ongoing investigation of an audio message from possible THA officials, this present matter being deliberately sidelined by the Commissioner of Police is unacceptable, as all it takes is to get a statement from the 4 previous Police Service Commission members and it can be confirmed in a few days if charges are warranted.
However after 16 months, and after sending correspondence to the previous and present CoP, they both have refused to even acknowledge receipt of the correspondence submitted.
Such one-sided actions do little to build public confidence in what is supposed to be an independent and impartial organization, via their exuberance to investigate an audio message within a few days, but refusing to investigate a straightforward matter showing that persons broke the law, after over 16 months.
Similarly, it has been months since Justice Rampersad said in a court ruling, that Brent Thomas was ‘abducted’ by members of the TTPS from Barbados, and to date there hasn’t been any action, not even a suspension, of the officers directly involved.
Additionally, as I’ve shared on many occasions, these officers could not have left the country, or requisitioned the plane used in the abduction of Thomas, without the permission and direct involvement of government officials.
In both the Merit List matter and the Brent Thomas abduction, investigating may expose the involvement of high government officials, and because of this, it is strongly advised that the TTPS not succumb to political pressure, and have these matters immediately investigated, just as with the voice recording, so that in the public’s eye, no one is seen as above the law.
NTA Political Leader
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