Former Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the absence of the Prime Minister for impending crime talks with the Opposition is unnecessary and unfortunate.
He says that at this point talks need to be had and decisions made quickly on how to deal with the burgeoning crime issue affecting T&T.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102 Digital on Wednesday, Griffith said that Dr Rowley’s absence from the talks suggests a personal issue he has with Griffith.
Griffith insisted that talks on crime could only be beneficial if those involved had tactical expertise and experience in law enforcement.
He said politicians were not in a position to make short term decisions to combat crime as they are simply civilians with ideas.
He maintained that this is not the time for legislation that would have effect years down the line rather it’s time for decisions that would have an immediate effect.