The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has recommended to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith that disciplinary proceedings be instituted against his assistant Commissioner of Police Irwin Hackshaw over allegations of unusual financial transactions.
And Griffith has been reminded that because of Hackshaw’s senior position, only he (Griffith) can investigate him.
The financial transactions were the subject of extensive reporting by Express investigative journalist Denyse Renne.
It led to a police raid on Express House in Port of Spain and a search of the office of the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Omatie Lyder.
The company has since taken legal action preventing the police from conducting further searches.
In a statement today, the PCA said on March 9 it began an independent investigation into reported allegations of unusual financial transactions involving Hackshaw.