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PCA: No wrongdoing by police in Gulf View raid

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it has found no evidence of misconduct on the part of any police officer during the raid of several homes in Gulf View on May 3rd.

It has also begun an investigation into the search of the home of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan's housekeeper.

The PCA said in a statement on Thursday that "a preliminary investigation pursuant to Section 30 of the PCA Act Chapter 15:05, has been completed and there have been no findings of misconduct on the part of any police officer".

PCA launches investigation into triple Carenage killings

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has initiated an investigation into the fatal shooting of Niomi Nelson, Keron Eve and Kareem Baldwin Roberts in Carenage "by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service" on Friday 3rd May, 2019.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the PCA said that its civilian investigators will conduct an independent investigation of this matter, at the conclusion of which a report will be forwarded to the authority.

PCA wants public help in police-shooting investigations

The Police Complaints Authority is seeking the public's assistance as it launches investigations into a number of recent killings involving the police.

According to a release issued today, anyone with information or witness to any of the incidents is being asked to contact the PCA.

The authority has initiated independent investigations into all the incidents in accordance with the Police Complaints Authority Act.

Among the incidents being looked at by the PCA is the shooting of Allan Mohammed of Enterprise, Chaguanas. 

PCA launches investigation into police shootings

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has initiated an investigation into the fatal shooting of five men in the Trou Macaque area by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Thursday.

The PCA said in a statement that civilian investigators will conduct an independent investigation of this matter, at the conclusion of which a report will be forwarded to the PCA.

PCA commends police on Pollonais kidnap investigation

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is commending the Police Service (TTPS) on the investigation into the kidnapping for ransom of Natalie Pollonais and the subsequent arrest of members of the TTPS.

"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," a statement by the PCA said.

PCA commends police officers involved in 2016 murder investigation

The Police Complaints Authority is commending police officers who conducted the investigations into the murder of the Adalle Gilbert in 2016.

Two police officers were charged with Gilbert's death.

The PCA issued the following statement on Wednesday.

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) wishes to commend the officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region III of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for their diligence and effort throughout their investigation into the death of Adalle Gilbert.

PCA shortlisted 12 out of 50 applicants

Out of 50 applicants for the post of police commissioner and deputy police commissioner, 12 were shortlisted by the Police Service Commission. These applicants were also asked whether or not they were interested in applying for a post other than what they had initially applied for.

This was among several issues raised yesterday before the Special Select Committee which was mandated by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to review appointments for the office of Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner.

PCA recommended disciplinary action

The Police Complaints Authority recommended disciplinary action against Deodath Dulalchan—the top nominee for the post of Police Commissioner—but details of the letter have been sealed.

Dulalchan, the acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), has been named in at least two allegations since news of him being the top candidate was revealed last week.

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