Police Complaints Authority

PCA launches probe into Santa Cruz killings

Hours af­ter the fa­tal po­lice shoot­ings of Rochy­on King Ashter­man and his girl­friend Kris­t­ian Ker­ri Ser­ries in San­ta Cruz, the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty (PCA) launched a probe in­to the mat­ter.

The con­fir­ma­tion came on Mon­day from PCA’s di­rec­tor David West in a tele­phone in­ter­view.

PCA investigates wrecking

The Police Complaints Authority says it has received a number of complaints from members of the public accusing police officers of not following protocol when wrecking a vehicle.

In fact, the PCA has initiated an investigation into an incident posted on social media where there was an altercation with a female citizen and an officer.

Now the wrecking of vehicles has been a contentious issue with citizens accusing police officers of being heavy handed with the process, particularly in the capital.

Police Complaints Authority seeks mother of slain 15-year-old

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is calling on the mother of a 15-year-old Josiah Ramsahai who was shot by police on Friday, to come forward with any relevant information she may have on the actions of police officers towards her son.

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The PCA says it is making the call in light of statements in the media, which seemed to indicate that she had already filed a report with the PCA.

The following is the statement from the PCA:

PCA launches investigation on police actions during wrecking incident

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has launched an independent investigation into the action of a police officer involved in the wrecking of a vehicle, that resulted in the driver riding along on the bonnet of his car.

The PCA is calling on the driver to come into the PCA's Head Office to offer his side of the story.

The following is a statement from the PCA:

Police officer appears in court

A trustee with the Trinidad and Tobago police service social and welfare association has appeared in court to answer charges of failing to provide information related to last year’s day of total policing.

Inspector Ian Carty appeared in court after failing to provide documents to the Police Complaints Authority.

Carty pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The total policing took place on March 23rd last year.

Carty was hauled before the courts as the PCA felt that the information and documents were being deliberately withheld.

Police Complaints Authority investigates allegations raised by PM, in relation to police officers

The Police Complaints Authority has launched an investigation into allegations against police officers, referred to by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today.

The following is a statement from the PCA:

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has noted Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s comments made at today’s Post Cabinet briefing regarding officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service receiving preferential treatment in attaining HDC houses amongst other benefits.