P.C.A. says fatal police shooting at the Princes Town referred to the DPP

P.C.A. says fatal police shooting at the Princes Town referred to the DPP

The Police Complaints Authority says it has completed its preliminary investigation into a police-involved shooting of CARLOS MANUEL OLIVE CRUZ.

The incident took place at the Princes Town Promenade on October 2nd, 2020 by a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Municipal Police Force.

In a media release the PCA says it has forwarded its findings to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for further action in accordance with the principles of due process.

The PCA is mandated to investigate criminal offences involving police officers.

The PCA says during the course of its preliminary investigation, information gathered also revealed the Municipal Police Officers involved were outfitted with body worn cameras, which were operational at the time, but which were not activated.

The PCA says its investigations and recommendations should provide assurance to both the public and Police that deaths or serious injuries that happen during or following police contact would be handled in a fair and transparent manner.

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