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George: PM’s money for ‘vetted units’ a recipe for disaster

Former member of the Police Service Commission and former chairman of Crime Stoppers T&T Martin George believes the Prime Minister’s plan to pay cops in proposed vetted units higher wages is a recipe for disaster. Delivering the feature address at a People’s National Movement (PNM) political meeting at Harris Promenade in San Fernando on Saturday night, Prime Minster Dr Keith Rowley revealed plans to create specially vetted units within the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to investigate corrupt police officers and government officials. He said these officers would receive higher wages for their specialist functions and for maintaining their integrity. However, in a...

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Griffith, Martin George question new police units

Griffith, Martin George question new police units FORMER Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith and attorney Martin George have questioned the rationale behind the creation of special vetted units in the police service to root out corrupt police officers. The Prime Minister spoke about these units at a PNM political meeting in San Fernando on Saturday. Dr Rowley raised the matter again on Sunday during a National Security Council meeting at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's. In a WhatsApp reply to Newsday on Monday, Griffith described the creation of these units as senseless. "You are going to have a vetted unit within the police...

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Attorneys: PCA reports affect public confidence in TTPS

The eye-opening disclosures made in the Police Complaints Authority’s (PCA) latest annual report, where an increase in the number of reports being made against police officers was recorded, will continue to work to the detriment of the T&T Police Service (TTPS). In fact, attorney Om Lalla and former Police Service Commission member Martin George, also an attorney, believe it will continue to reflect a lack of confidence in the TTPS on the part of the public. The PCA’s 12th Annual Report 2021/2022, which was laid in parliament on Wednesday, said it had recorded the highest number of complaints against police officers, totalling...

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Mc Donald Jacob the civilian?

WITHOUT the Cabinet extending his contract for another year, acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob will no longer be a member of the police service, with one year remaining on his contract. According to Section 75 of the Police Service Act, a first division officer retires at age 60 and can, on the approval of the President, be granted three one-year extensions. Jacob had his first extension last year, and without another will have no choice but to call it a day after 43 years of service. Newsday contacted the Office of the President on Friday afternoon and was told that last...

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Martin George Weighs In On The Continued Gary Griffith and PSC Saga

Was the law ignored at any point during the controversial saga between Former Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith and the Police Service Commission? In today’s Spotlight interview, Natalee Legore finds out as she discusses the ongoing drama with Former Member of the PSC, Martin George. BY: TTT NEWS ...

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Martin George On The New Police Service Commission

Five members of the Police Service Commission took their oaths of office on Tuesday at President’s House. The new members were nominated by President Paula-Mae Weekes between October 13th and October 29th, 2021. This, after the former Police Service Commission, collapsed with members resigning after a controversy surrounding the suspension of former Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith. Today, Natalee spoke with the former Member of the Police Service Commission Martin George about the newly sworn-in Police Service Commission. BY: TTT NEWS ...

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