Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has taken note of the comments on social media, especially from persons living abroad concerning the recent death of a young woman.
The CoP says this is not the time for persons to display insensitivity while a family remains traumatized about the death of their loved one. He says now is not the time for persons to post wrong information which clearly seems to be the opening of old wounds for the families of other victims.
With particular reference to a certain post, Commissioner Griffith made it quite clear that AT THIS TIME, there is nothing to link the death of the deceased Andrea Bharatt to her job at the Arima Magistrates’ Court. When he made the comment a few days ago, the CoP says he was speaking about the present time. But he says that, like all other matters of interest, this concern in the public domain will be thoroughly investigated by the TTPS.
He notes that a few days ago, a social media commentator posted a video that the organs of this woman were removed. The post-mortem report on Monday showed that ALL the organs were intact. The CoP is reminding persons who use social media, to be mindful of the further trauma they cause to the families of persons who have been violently killed.
On another issue, the CoP notes the concern of many persons, again on social media, related to the death of two persons in custody. He found it rather strange that nobody expressed concern for the injuries suffered by police officers and soldiers during recent incidents. He said concern must also be shown for these servicemen and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect this country from the criminal elements.