Cops being probed in Traxx Bar gassing
THREE police officers caught on camera tossing a gas canister into the crowd at Traxx Bar in Chaguanas are under investigation.
Central Division Senior Superintendent Deodath Dulalchan told the Express yesterday that the incident is being probed, but the officers remain on duty.
The video has been shown several times this week on TV6's Crime Watch programme, hosted by Ian Alleyne.
The video shows three police officers walking into the bar dressed in the uniform of the Central Division Task Force.
After several minutes, the officers are seen pulling the pin from the smoking cannister and dropping it in an area where persons were standing and dancing.
Dulalchan said he had seen the video.
He said an assistant superintendent of police is leading the investigation into the incident.
He said the Police Complaints Authority had also initiated an investigation.