Sunday 29 November, 2020

Gary slams article alleging he threatened to kill Cocorite resident

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has responded to a newspaper article, in which it is alleged that he choked a Cocorite resident and threatened to kill him.

According to the article, the resident has filed a police report.

In a statement on Sunday, Griffith said the headline by the newspaper is just one of its continuous and ‘desperate’ attempts of sensationalisation.

“The Express, primarily through Denyse Renne, seems to have an obsession to print anything possible that could discredit the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Commissioner of Police in particular.

The editorial standard of the Express now is one whereby anyone can make an accusation and this becomes a front page story. Basic principles such as due process and investigation become irrelevant to the Express, as anyone can make any statement to defame the Commissioner and it would be printed by the Express,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police further advised the public that he does not threaten and warn anyone in advance.

Griffith said if he intends to act, he would do it, and he would do it within the law.

The Commissioner added he will address the matter further in due course.

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