Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is dismissing claims by the National Security Minister that there are provisions in the law that allow the police to take action if people are congregating on private property.
Speaking on Power 102’s Power Breakfast Show on Monday morning, Commissioner Griffith said if the police were to follow Minister Young’s advice, they will be abusing the law and breaching people’s constitutional rights.
The contradiction in positions comes after Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley joined the ongoing commentary on the recent Bayside Towers pool party.
Rowley stated that the law should be applied across the board which seemingly suggested that he believed the police did not apply the law equally.
Following the Bayside event, several expressed the belief that the police had given preferential treatment to the group by not arresting or fining those involved but rather issuing two warnings.
On Saturday Minister of National Security Stuart Young said that there are special circumstances where the TTPS could intervene.
*Courtesy Power 102FM