Former Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says that the hierarchy of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service took too long to accept the burgeoning crime situation.
He accused both the Government and the TTPS hierarchy of ignoring the tenuous situation instead choosing to deceive the population with incorrect statistics and providing false hope that all was well.
Griffith said that within the four months following his departure, crime increased significantly however there was no acknowledgment of the fact.
In fact he accused the powers that be of burying their heads in the sand instead of taking a proactive approach to arrest the situation. However he is of the view that the situation can be reversed.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on power 102 Digital this morning Griffith said that instead of facts the population got excuses.