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Trinidad & Tobago: PCA investigating traffic stop involving Commissioner’s daughter

The Police Complaints Authority has launched an investigation into the conduct of police officers in a stop involving the daughter and the son-in-law of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.  

This was confirmed by the authority’s Director David West. 

Griffith previously told Loop News that he would not be interfering in the matter concerning his daughter: 

‘It would be inappropriate for me to get involved in this matter. I would not have done so had it been anyone else, so I certainly would not interfere in this investigation. Police officers have a job to do. If it is done in an inappropriate or illegal manner, they have options to report it to the PCA (Police Complaints Authority) or the PSB (Professional Standards Bureau) in the TTPS. I would not interfere in such a process.’ 

Video footage shared online showed T’Shauna Griffith-Bain and her husband standing and waiting while their vehicle was searched after they were asked to pull over. The vehicle’s license plate was also shown in the video. 

In the video footage, an officer accused her of saying she couldn’t be searched due to being Griffith’s daughter, which she refuted. 

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