Paray condemns gov’t decision to extend Erla’s tenure as police commissioner

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Paray condemns gov’t decision to extend Erla’s tenure as police commissioner

Mayaro MP, Rushton Paray has strongly condemned the Rowley government’s use of executive action to extend Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood-Christopher’s service period by one year.

He said via a release that at a time when our nation is grappling with unprecedented levels of violent crime, with the murder rate soaring and home invasions becoming alarmingly frequent, this executive decision by the government is deeply concerning and is directly ignoring the cries of the people of our nation.

“At a time when our citizens are demanding decisive action against the scourge of violent crime, the government’s move to prolong the tenure of the Commissioner of Police who has clearly lost the confidence of the public, demonstrates a blatant disregard for the safety and well-being of our nation,” Paray added.

He said: “The citizens of Trinidad and Tobago deserve transparency and accountability from this government. The decision to extend Mrs. Christopher’s tenure begs the serious question: by what criteria has the government deemed her suitable to continue in her role?”

Paray is calling on the Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to reconsider this ill-advised decision and prioritize the safety and security of all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

He said: “Our nation deserves leadership that is committed to tackling crime head-on and ensuring the peace and prosperity of our society.”