Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has again slammed reports which have blamed police for a man with over 70 charges to be walking freely among citizens.
The man in question, is one of the suspects in the kidnapping of Andrea Bharatt.
During a press briefing by the TTPS today, Griffith said he found it interesting that there is a lot of activity and comments being made by a particular group of individuals.
“One only needs to look at the people they represent to see why.
He said criminal defence attorneys had their role to play while the police had theirs.
Griffith said this “unfortunate incident of Miss Bharatt has opened the pandora’s box for the country to see what I have been saying for the last 2 plus years, that the criminal justice system, the scales have been tilted so much towards the benefit of criminal elements and not that of law abiding citizens.”
He said “Police cannot investigate, arrest, charge and then there is a revolving door with the criminal elements laughing at us.”
Griffith said the police are doing their jobs but there are those in the criminal justice system working against them.
He said the rights of criminals now seem to have precedence over the rights of law abiding citizens.