Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob has denied sanctioning a news release from the TTPS on Friday, which invited the media to attend a news conference at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, at noon today hosted by himself and Ag top Cop Gary Griffith.
Jacob told media, “In relation to that press release and the way that press release was couched I wish to say that I did not sanction or authorise that press release. I have no knowledge of that press release. I did not authorise it.”
Jacob said he “was taken by surprise by the press release because any press release at this stage must be sanctioned by me. I am saying that was not sanctioned by me”.
He is now awaiting an explanation on how the news release was issued without his approval.
The following is the un-vetted media release, which has since been pulled by the TTPS: