Police Complaints Authority launches investigation into police shooting

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:15

The Police Complaints Authority has launched an investigation into the police shooting of Adele Gilbert in San Fernando on Thursday.

The PCA is calling on witnesses to come forward to offer information as well.

The following is the PCA's statement:

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is aware of video footage and other media reports in relation to the fatal shooting of a man by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in San Fernando on Thursday 20th October, 2016.

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Police Complaints Authority Act, Chapter 15:05, the PCA has, on its own initiative, commenced an independent investigation into the incident. 

This incident is a clear example of why the PCA has been lobbying support for amendments to its legislation including, but not limited to, providing the Authority with the power to solely and independently take charge of and preserve the scene in instances such as this.

In this regard, we are asking for any witnesses to or persons with information on or regarding the incident to kindly contact the PCA at: 800-2PCA /800-2722, 627-4383 / 627-4386."

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