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DPP gets report on ‘Flying Squad’ probe
The police investigation into the re-establishment of the Flying Squad has been completed. Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said so at yesterday’s police news conference at Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain. “In 2013, a major investigation that had to do with the new Flying Squad investigation was completed by assistant commissioner (Simon) Alexis. it was submitted for the DPP (office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) for consideration,” he said.
Williams said a “comprehensive” investigation was completed with “voluminous materials and documents” sent to the DPP’s office “who will advise us on the way forward and will give an assessment,” he said. Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard confirmed yesterday his office received the file from Alexis on December 31. He said he was still awaiting a report on the Flying Squad affair from the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) which also conducted a probe.