St Augustine MP Prakash Ramadhar has written to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley seeking an investigation into a Sunday Express report that two senior police officers were transferred after refusing to obey a political directive to lay charges related to terrorism on a police constable.
Ramadhar issued the letter to Rowley yesterday, in which he, Ramadhar, stated if the allegations are true, it is a threat to the democracy of Trinidad and Tobago.
He said no politician ought to feel able or be able to interfere with the Police Service.
In last Sunday’s Express, in a story headlined, “ACP transferred: refuses to arrest PC on terror offences,” it was reported that Assistant Commissioner of Police Ainsley Garrick and his second in command, Snr Supt Austin Lee, were transferred last week as result of refusing to charge the constable on a political command.
Garrick has since proceeded on more than a year of accumulated leave, and contacted by the Sunday Express for that article, he declined to discuss whether an instruction had been put to him by a politician.