For the second time in a month, firearms have been seized
from officers belonging to a police unit operating in Port-of-Spain.
Police sources said yesterday that three firearmsa
shotgun, a pistol and a revolverwere seized.
Seizure of the weapons resulted from the shooting deaths
of Ashim Two Son Johnbrother of Thor John,
killed last year by policeand 22-year-old Chad Jones
on February 20.
The conduct of certain officers assigned to the Repeat Offenders
Programme (ROP) is being called into question in this probe.
Acting Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of Anti-Crime
Operations, Gilbert Reyes, confirmed yesterday the investigation.
Reyes said the probe was headed by ASP Glen Hackett.
Reyes said the seized guns were expected to be sent to the
Special Anti-Crime Unit (Sautt) and then to the Forensic
Science Centre, in St James, for testing.
This investigation came on the heels of an earlier probe
launched on February 5, one day after 17-year-old Nosikee
Daly was reportedly killed in a shoot-out with police, mere
metres away from his St Barbs home in Upper Laventille.
The teenagers brother Oswald, who was also injured
in the shooting, was discharged from hospital.
Since that shooting, 11 firearms were seized from officers
of the Port-of-Spain Division Task Force.