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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.