Criminologist: public taking a wait-and-see attitude regarding TTPS promises to deal with crime

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Criminologist: public taking a wait-and-see attitude regarding TTPS promises to deal with crime

One Criminologist believes the public is taking a wait and see attitude when it comes to dealing with the issue of crime in Trinidad and Tobago.

Darius Figuera believes that the weekend’s high murder toll speaks to a burgeoning problem with criminality in T&T.

In a statement this morning Acting Police Commissioner Erla Christopher said that the weekend has been an unwelcomed one.

She said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues to work assiduously to investigate the recent murders, pursuing several strong leads.

She said QUOTE: “What we may be witnessing is the storm before the calm, as the TTPS will continue to use its resources to suppress these gangs and other criminal activities.”

However Figuera noted that at this point the public has heard promises before and are more interested in action.

Commissioner Christopher stated that the TTPS is not daunted by the unfortunate and disturbing spate of violence over this weekend, and that they will continue to intensify the crackdown on gangs to break the hold of the deadly gang culture and criminality, that leaves a trail of death and despair within our communities.

Figuera believes though that there needs to be a multi-pronged approach to dealing with gangs in T&T.

He feels that politicians and the police are not specific enough in their approach.

 

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