Friday, January 19, 2018

Cops await complaint

Noise at Kamla's house

THE Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) will not investigate any allegations of excessive noise coming from the private residence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, unless an official complaint is made.

Speaking at the daily press briefing yesterday, public information officer of the TTPS, Sgt Wayne Mystar, said once a report is made about any resident the TTPS will investigate.

Mystar was responding to questions surrounding allegations made by the Achilleous family, who are claiming they are being forced to pack up and leave their Estate Drive, Phillipine, home due to loud parties in the area, hovering helicopters, and the recent construction of a chain-link fence that replaced the razor-wire atop the Bissessars' wall.

Mystar said a procedure is laid out by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) that would constitute what is noise pollution and the steps it would take in terms of detecting the noise level.

Asked if the Police Service received any information of high noise levels coming from the Prime Minster's private residence at Phillipine, Mystar said "not to my knowledge".

"Most definitely all reports will be investigated by the TTPS," Mystar added when asked if the TTPS will investigate if any report is made to the nearest police station.

"Information will come by many means, once we get the information we investigate and look for evidence. Once a report is made to the police station we have a responsibility to investigate those reports," Mystar said.