Monday 13 July, 2020

COP slams Guardian headline: State the facts

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith has expressed outrage over a Guardian newspaper headline which he deemed was sensationalism. 

In a media release today, Griffith discussed the headline and the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s decision to challenge the Police Service’s authority on roadblocks. 

“Are they accusing the police of wrong doing based on allegations of matters that have not been confirmed, or is it based on what the Police have been saying, because if is the latter, the CoP wishes to ask the Editor in Chief of GML, to kindly state what was the police wrong about, as the TTPS have stated exactly what the Law Association and others have stated recently. The Guardian should be advised to publish actual information rather than print mischievous headliners for the sake of sensationalism,” he wrote. 

Griffith says he understands that not all police officers behave responsibly at all times, but they are doing the best that they can given the circumstances.  

He called it disappointing that ‘rumours and hearsay’ were being reported as fact without any real evidence of the claims made by the Law Association or the Guardian Newspaper. 

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