Seales: Police Service failed Cpl Hamilton

The T&T Police Service failed Corporal Ian Hamilton who committed suicide over the weekend, president of the Police Social Welfare Association Michael Seales said yesterday.

In an interview, Seales revealed that police officers are being denied proper assistance as they have no access to peer counsellors, limited assistance from the Social Worker network and an Employee Assistance Programme which is non-functional.

He said the social worker network was supposed to be placed at strategic points within the TTPS's Divisions so that police officers can get assistance.

Police confirm over $1 million taken in ATM heist

Of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gat­ing yes­ter­day’s dar­ing heist at Re­pub­lic Bank ATM in St He­le­na, Pi­ar­co, have con­firmed that over $1 mil­lion in cash was stolen.

Po­lice are, how­ev­er, still search­ing for at least four sus­pects and is ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion that can help them get a “quick­er” break­through to con­tact them im­me­di­ate­ly.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about noon the ar­moured ve­hi­cle backed up to­wards the ma­chine at St He­le­na Junc­tion when three masked gun­men am­bushed its four guards.

Man killed in alleged confrontation with police

Police have shot and killed a man in an alleged confrontation.

The man has been identified as 26-year-old Mossiah Moses.

But video footage of the incident has emerged on social media, with some members of the public questioning whether Moses did in fact, pose a threat to officers.

According to the police, officers of the north eastern division task force were on patrol along Sixth Avenue, Malick when they observed Moses along the roadway.

Police claimed that Moses, on seeing the officers, pulled out a firearm and shot at them.

Police officer accused of being involved in Pollonais kidnapping legally challenges detention

One police officer accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais has legally challenged his detention by police.

When the matter was brought before high court judge Margaret Mohammed, she ordered that police have until midday tomorrow to charge the police officer.

PCA probes Diego police killing

Head of the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty David West has launched an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the killing of Ka­reem Chad Her­nan­dez, 21, of Bagatelle, Diego Mar­tin.

It is al­leged that Her­nan­dez was shot sev­er­al times by a plain­clothes po­lice of­fi­cer dur­ing a con­fronta­tion on Sun­day near his home at Spring Dri­ve Ex­ten­sion.

Eye­wit­ness­es are al­so be­ing called up­on to di­vulge any in­for­ma­tion that would as­sist in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers in iden­ti­fy­ing the of­fi­cer in ques­tion.

Rifle-scope, bullet-proof vest seized in Petit Valley

Police have seized a revolver and a bullet proof vest in Petit Valley.

According to reports, around 10:30 am on Wednesday 12th September 2018, an exercise was conducted in the Western Division coordinated by Sgt Arnead involving officers of the Western Division Task Force, where, based on information received, they conducted a search of an area off a track along Store Drive, Petit Valley where found and seized a Smith & Wesson revolver, a rifle scope and a front of a bullet-proof vest.

No one was arrested.

PC Sahadath is continuing enquires.