Tuesday 20 November, 2018

PCA: TTPS image hurt by cops' arrests in Pollonais kidnapping

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has expressed concern that the actions of a few “rogue” officers have tarnished the reputation of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and have further eroded the public’s trust and confidence in the service.

The comment from the Authority follows the arrests of two members of the Police Service in connection with the kidnapping of Palmiste mother of three, Natalie Pollonais.

Pollonais was reported missing last Thursday and was subsequently returned safely to her family following an extraction by the TTPS on Monday.

In a statement, the Authority commended the TTPS on their investigation into the kidnapping for ransom and the subsequent arrest of the two police officers.

The PCA said there is no doubt that discipline must be at the forefront of the TTPS’s agenda, adding that it stands firm in its belief that a more proactive approach needs to be taken to instill discipline in the police membership. 

However, the Authority has given the assurance that it shall continue to hold police officers accountable in circumstances where they have committed criminal offences, police corruption, serious police misconduct and for related matters.


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