Gulf View residents say they will be filing complaints to the Police Complaints Authority against police officers who entered their home during a raid last week.
In an interview, retired oil worker Ravi Dinanath said he contacted Police Commissioner Gary Griffith via WhatsApp and complained about the conduct of an officer who was hostile to his family during the raid.
He said while his wife Lelawatee Dinanath was gasping for breath following an asthma attack during the raids, the police continued to question her about the whereabouts of their eldest son. He said the son was never arrested by police or even asked to come in for questioning.
Following a letter to Griffith, Dinanath said he was contacted by an officer from the Professional Standards Bureau.
Dinanath said he asked the officer to find out whether or not there was a warrant for the arrest of my son.
Last week, police raided seven homes in the Gulf View area. They were searching for a package. One person was arrested and subsequently released. However, residents said the man arrested was a street dweller.
Following the raid, Griffith assured the public that recent searches conducted by the TTPS in the La Romaine district were conducted for a specific purpose and not based on race, politics or religion.