Saturday 23 March, 2019

Police release two more gang leaders

Two more people, who police claim were detained on gang inquiries during “push-back” operations by law enforcement last week, have been released.

The two were released on Sunday, and reunited with their families, following the actions of attorney-at-law Richard Clarke Wills.

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Wills filed a writ of habeas corpus around 6 am on Sunday, noting that the officers who detained his clients had failed to press charges, nor had they made applications for a detention order as outlined under the Anti-Gang Act, and as a result, they ought not to be continued to be kept in custody.

By 9 am the two were released.

They were being held at different police stations.

Similar action was taken to secure the release of a 20-year-old, who is a relative of one of the men, who was also detained last week.

On Saturday, two other men were released – including a man who police noted was released from jail mere days before an increase in violence in the Port of Spain district which saw 11 persons killed.

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