Friday 15 November, 2019

PCA to probe Trou Macaque shootings

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has initiated an investigation into the fatal shooting of five men in the Trou Macaque area by police officers on Thursday night.

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Police Complaints Authority Act Chap. 15:05, civilian investigators will conduct an independent investigation of this matter, at the conclusion of which a report will be forwarded to the Authority.

Upon receipt of the said report, the Authority will assess whether there is sufficient evidence to support a recommendation for prosecution and/ or the institution of disciplinary proceedings.

The Authority has assured that due process shall be followed at all stages of the investigation.

The PCA said it will not express any view prior to any determination by a court of law as same may be the equivalent to attempting to interfere with due process and the course of natural justice.

The PCA affirmed its commitment to ensuring that no police officer acts above the rule of law and to empowering the citizenry to report incidents of police misconduct and/or criminal activity.

The Authority is asking any witnesses to or persons with information on the shootings to contact the PCA at 627-4383 / 627-4386 or at info@pca.org.tt.

The PCA has given its assurance that all information provided will be treated as confidential. 

 

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