Friday 15 November, 2019

PCA investigating police shooting of Keone Paryag

Keon Paryag

Keon Paryag

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) said it has initiated an investigation into the fatal shooting of Keone Paryag by police on Friday night.

Police were responding to a report of a hostage situation in which Paryag was allegedly holding Danah Alleyne, sister of crime show host Ian Alleyne, hostage at a residence in Chaguanas.

Police say Paryag was armed and reportedly threatened to kill anyone who came near him. At some point, police officers say they became fearful for their lives and shot Paryag in the leg. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.

The PCA said its civilian investigators will conduct an independent investigation of the matter and a report will be forwarded to the Authority once it is completed.

Once the report is received, the PCA said it will make an assessment and form an opinion as to whether there is sufficient evidence to support a recommendation for prosecution and/or the institution of disciplinary proceedings or closure in its investigation.

The PCA said that as an independent oversight body, it is committed to ensuring that no police officer acts above the rule of law and to empowering the citizenry to report incidents of police misconduct or criminal activity.

Any witnesses or people with information on this incident are asked to contact the PCA at 627-4383/627-4386 or at info@pca.org.tt. The PCA assured that all information provided will be treated as confidential.

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