CoP says he does not look at race when making arrests – ‘Bayside Towers pool party chronicles’

CoP says he does not look at race when making arrests – ‘Bayside Towers pool party chronicles’

Commissioner of Police in response to the Bayside Towers pool party warning by the TTPS over the weekend said he does not look at race when an arrest has to be made, but rather logic and the way situations are treated under the law.

Commissioner Griffith speaking at the TTPS media briefing this afternoon said Bayside Towers is in a gated community and the situation is tricky as it is not public property.

Commissioner Griffith said while the individuals were warned, they refused to adhere to several warnings to disperse and stop the party before the police arrive.

Commissioner Griffith said that on his watch he has led several exercises which have been done in communities all across Trinidad.

He said while the persons did not adhere to the Public Health Ordinance regulations, the persons attending the Bayside Towers pool party were not in a ‘public place’; as the party was held on private property.

He also said in the case regarding the Sea Lots arrests and persons bathing in Carenage next to Bayside Towers; they were all on public property/space.

Commissioner Griffith said they were also warned and released.

However he said the matter at Bayside Towers is still being investigated.

 

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