PCA launches investigation into Farley’s conspiracy claims

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PCA launches investigation into Farley’s conspiracy claims

An investigation has been launched into allegations of misconduct by police officers relating to conspiracy allegations made by THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine.

This was confirmed by Head of the Police Complaints Authority, David West.

West told Newsday that Augustine made a formal complaint to the PCA in late July and an investigation began last week.

During a THA sitting last month, Augustine played three secretly-recorded videos of a whistleblower, Akil Abdullah, who claimed that he, along with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Tobago PNM Council leader Ancil Dennis and senior police officers were part of a conspiracy to disrupt the THA executive.

Augustine also claimed that the search of his official residence by police officers was part of the conspiracy.

The search is reportedly part of a police investigation into a leaked recording that surfaced in May reportedly of two THA officials discussing the use of public funds to finance political propaganda campaigns.

Augustine vowed to ask independent bodies such as the PCA, the TTPS Professional Standards Bureau, the Director of Public Prosecution and the President and to intervene.

He also said he would write Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher on the matter.