Body cameras

180 more body cameras for police

The use of body cam­eras for po­lice of­fi­cers start­ed with two po­lice units at 20 sta­tions across T&T and this will be ex­pand­ed to 180 body cam­eras be­ing im­ple­ment­ed on a phased ba­sis by month-end.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young re­vealed this in the Sen­ate on Tues­day while re­ply­ing to a query from UNC sen­a­tor Wade Mark.

Young said it was not true that the ini­tia­tive had not been im­ple­ment­ed since of­fi­cers are be­ing trained in the use of the tech­nol­o­gy.

TTPS: Police-involved homicides down; body-cameras to serve as check and balance

The Police Service says police-related homicides are down 92 percent with just one incident this year.

A statement from the police service says the introduction of body cameras through a pilot project, is aimed at ensuring that there are checks and balance against abuse of citizens.

The following is a statement by the Police Service:

"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service takes note of comments being made in Parliament and in other places relative to police-involved homicides.