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Central bandleaders seek police help for Carnival

A meet­ing among Ch­agua­nas Car­ni­val band­lead­ers and po­lice to iron out cru­cial is­sues pri­or to the fes­ti­val had to be called off as no of­fi­cers turned up on Wednes­day.

The band­lead­ers were left dis­ap­point­ed at the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion’s Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­plex at Cum­ber­batch Street af­ter they wait­ing for an hour.

Among the is­sues the band­lead­ers want­ed to dis­cuss was the process to ob­tain spe­cial per­mits to use their ve­hi­cles on re­strict­ed routes.

Man held with gun in bar

One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Central Division’s Emergency Response Patrol and Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Carapichaima district, last night.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a bar located at Orange Field Road, around 9 pm, on Monday 11th February, 2019, where they conducted a search of the premises and bar patrons.

After nothing illegal was discovered most of the officers left the scene.

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. 

Cops seize $5m from sex ring raids Leader linked to Asian mafia

An Asian mafia con­nec­tion is fu­elling the mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar world of sex slaves in Trinidad and To­ba­go, in­tel­li­gence sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion have re­vealed to Guardian Me­dia.

These star­tling de­tails be­gan to emerge as po­lice gath­ered more in­for­ma­tion af­ter crack­ing what they be­lieve was a ma­jor sex and drug ring op­er­at­ing in West­ern Trinidad on Wednes­day.

CoP: High demand for child prostitution in T&T

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says T&T has a great de­mand for child pros­ti­tu­tion and child pornog­ra­phy.

He made the com­ment dur­ing an in­ter­view on CNC3’s Morn­ing Brew yes­ter­day, as he ad­dressed the po­lice crack­ing of what they be­lieve is a ma­jor sex and drug traf­fick­ing ring on Tues­day.

Police warn against blocking operations

Cit­i­zens are be­ing warned that in­ter­fer­ing in po­lice op­er­a­tions when they are try­ing to ar­rest sus­pects is a se­ri­ous of­fence.

The warn­ing comes af­ter sev­er­al videos post­ed to so­cial me­dia of of­fi­cers at­tempt­ing to ar­rest in­di­vid­u­als are met with op­po­si­tion by mem­bers of com­mu­ni­ties as they in­ter­vene in an at­tempt to stop the ar­rests.

Fete promoters want security fee issue cleared up

Fete pro­mot­ers can pay up to $150,000 for manda­to­ry pro­tec­tive ser­vices for po­lice and fire of­fi­cers to be present at each of their events.

This cost, the TT Pro­mot­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (TTPA) said, con­tin­ues to rise and they are seek­ing a meet­ing with the rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers to pro­pose so­lu­tions to this is­sue.

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.

Man held after Chancellor shooting incident involving police officers

One man was arrested and the search is on for another, following a police-involved shooting incident which occurred on Sunday at Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain.

Officers of the Woodbrook Police Station were on mobile patrol around 2:45 am around the Queen’s Park Savannah when they responded to a request for assistance from officers of an Emergency Response Patrol Unit, who were pursuing two robbery suspects on foot toward Lady Chancellor Hill.

When officers arrived at the location, they observed two male suspects walking along Lady Chancellor Road.

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