The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has launched an investigation into the shooting death of Ornella Greaves.
The PCA said the investigation will be undertaken pursuant to Section 26 of the Police Complaints Authority (“PCA”) Act Chap. 15:05.
Greaves was killed along the Beetham Highway on Tuesday during an exchange between residents and police officers.
She was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to her hip but died while undergoing emergency surgery.
The 30-year old mother of four was four months pregnant with her fifth child.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has since expressed his intent to meet with Greaves’ family members, including her husband Darren Joseph.
The PCA said that as an independent oversight body, they are committed to ensuring that no police officer acts above the Rule of Law.
They also want to empower citizens to report incidents of police misconduct and/or criminal activity.
Any witnesses to or persons with information on this incident can contact the PCA at 627-4383 / 627-4386 or at [email protected]
The Authority said “rest assured” all information provided will be treated as confidential.