Trinidad Justice Minister Promises to Purge Police Service


The Justice Minister made the disclosure on the afternoon of Friday 4th February, 2011 while he was outlining legislation in the Ministry of Justice Bill in parliament, which seeks to amend certain measures to provide for vesting powers in the Minister of Justice.

The Trinidad Guardian reported that, touching on the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) headed by retired judge, Gilliam Lucky, Volney said this institution would help in eradicating corruption, misconduct and questionable behaviour by police officers in the line of duty.

Volney also noted that the PCA has “seen a doubling in the number of complaints on a daily basis”.

The Authority, Volney explained, met a backlog of 1,000 complaints and they are moving speedily to address this.

“Plans are afoot to recruit suitable persons who can assist in the rapid mobilisation of this Authority since the criminality which exists in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has been identified as one of the most significant impediments in the national fight against crime,” he said.

(Content for this article was obtained from a Caribbeannewsnow article)

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