PCA chairman knocks police officer who put pregnant mom off PBR

Police Complaints Authority director David West yesterday chastised the police officer who issued a ticket to the husband of a then pregnant and in labour Arlene Laban-Ammon for using the Priority Bus Route and forced them off the route during an emergency.

He said while the PCA could not investigate the matter as “it is not one of serious police misconduct,” he said it could be seen as “an act of stupidity” on the officer’s part.

PCA cannot investigate Ian Alleyne incident

The Police Complaints Authority says that they cannot investigate the incident between Mr. Ian Alleyne and Inspector Roger Alexander since the matter is under judicial proceeding. 

The following is the full media statement. 

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is aware of an incident involving Inspector Roger Alexander and Mr. Ian Alleyne on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

PCA finds evidence of misconduct by police handling case of weed at former PM's house

The Police Complaints Authority has found evidence of serious police misconduct with regard to the Police Service’s handling of the alleged discovery of marijuana, at the private residence of the former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

In a statement issued today, the PCA says it has completed a comprehensive investigation into the matter and has forwarded its investigative file together with a recommendation to the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute specified persons for the offence of misbehavior in public office on account of willful neglect of duty.