PCA investigates senior officer’s $2 million transactions

PCA investigates senior officer’s $2 million transactions

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) said it has independently initiated an investigation into the unusual financial transactions of a senior member of the police service.

On Sunday, it was revealed that Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Irwin Hackshaw, was under suspicion by a few financial institutions for transactions amounting to $2 million.

The institutions reported the findings to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) as they noted the suspicious activity of over 15 transactions over a five year period- from 2014 to 2019. Several businesses including construction firms and a security company made cheques out to Hackshaw.

One of the cheques totalling $105,000 was issued by a medical company in Cunupia. The funds were said to have paid for an event hosted by the police service. Additionally, over 150 deposits totalling $1.8 million held in over 18 RBC accounts was flagged by the institution.

Based on the above, the PCA confirmed that Pursuant to Section 26 of the PCA Act, Chapter 15:05, they have launched an investigation into the matter.

They added that they have also launched an investigation into the alleged dissemination of
“sensitive information” by police officers attached to the Professional Standards Bureau.

The organization said, “As an independent oversight body, the PCA is committed to ensuring that no Police Officer acts above the Rule of Law and empowering the Citizenry to report incidents of police misconduct and/or criminal activity.”

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