President George Maxwell Richards' firing of Nizam Mohammed as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) has caused a spiral effect in the Police Service with First Division representative-Assistant Police Commissioner Fitzroy Frederick-renewing his call for president of the Police Social Welfare Association Sgt Anand Ramesar to resign.Frederick said Ramesar, who also made statements about 'ethnic equilibrium" in the way promotions were granted in the service and also wrote a letter to Mohammed expressing concerns about the composition of the Police Promotion Advisory Board, had lost the moral authority to represent the membership."He should resign, rather than face the ignominy of officers having to ask him to move," Frederick said in a telephone interview yesterday.
Frederick, a former vice president of the Police Social and Welfare Association and former representative of the Police First Division Association, said according to the rules of the association, once there were sufficient signatures to a petition, he could be recalled.He said he was speaking on behalf of all police officers, including the rank and file who may have lost confidence in him.Frederick added: "There is a crisis of confidence in the membership of the Police Service. Mr Ramesar has not really represented the interest of police officers at all."It is very disappointing and the founding fathers of this organisation would really be appalled at his conduct in this matter and other matters."