Trinidad's police complaints authority condemns rogue cops
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Wednesday condemned the actions “of a few “rogue” Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) officers after a fourth person surrendered to police investigating the kidnapping of the 47-year-old wife of a businessman last week.
Two police officers are also assisting law enforcement agencies in their investigations surrounding the kidnapping for ransom of Natalie Pollonais last Thursday in south Trinidad.
Police have since rescued the mother of three children, who had been snatched as she left a gym.
“The PCA notes with grave concern that once again the actions of a few ‘rogue’ officers have tarnished the reputation of the TTPS and have further eroded the public’s trust and confidence in the service. There can be no doubt that discipline must be at the forefront of the TTPS’s agenda. The PCA stands firm in its belief that a more proactive approach needs to be taken to instill discipline in the membership of the TTPS," the PCA said in a statement.
It assured the public that the authority will continue to hold police officers accountable in circumstances where they have committed criminal offences, police corruption, and serious police misconduct.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has mandated that all plain-clothes police officers present their police identification cards to the public in the performance of their duties.
Media reports said that the victim had been stopped by plainclothes cops while driving her car leading to the abduction.