Thursday, January 18, 2018

Police body bewildered over resignation

THE sudden resignation of Gillian Lucky as director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has “crea­ted a void” and left members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) in a state of bewilderment.

So said association secretary Insp Michael Seales, during a telephone interview yesterday. Seales said Lucky’s resignation came at a time when the Police Service was already feeling a sense of loss with the recent resignation of Prof Ramesh Deosaran as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Seales said the TTPSSWA was looking forward to further working alongside Lucky and Deosaran in “streamlining and professionalising the Police Service”, but with the resig­nations, Seales said it has left members of the Police Service without two great minds, who worked assiduously in bettering the service.

Despite reports Lucky tendered her resignation as she is to be appointed a High Court judge, Seales said the TTPSSWA was still questioning the reason behind the sudden and unexpected move.

“There are reports on why she may have resigned, but we need to know, without doubt, the reason behind the sudden resignation. Our concern is whether it was a level of pressure on her. We have heard the reasons behind the resignation of Mr Deosaran; he gave reasons for his resignation and we were able to agree with those reasons, but we are curious as to why Ms Lucky resigned,” said Seales.

But whatever the reason behind her resignation, Seales said the Police Service is left with a void that will be difficult to fill.