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Lead investigator in the e-
mail investigation Deputy
Police Commissioner Mervyn
Richardson has said "things are
happening" in the probe and
police have a "little way" to go
with it again.
Richardson spoke in an inter-
view last Friday and yesterday
on the e-mail probe which police
began in May after complaints
were brought by the Prime Min-
This resulted from presenta-
tion of certain e-mails in Par-
liament by PNM leader Keith
Rowley who used the e-mails
as the basis of his no-confidence
motion against the Government.
The e-mails alleged a "plot" by
government officials on the Sec-
tion 34 issue.
Rowley s e-mails---which he
said came from a whistleblow-
er---bore what purported to be
e-mail addresses of the Prime
Minister, Attorney General, Local
Government Minister and the
PM s National Security Adviser.
Government, citing discrepan-
cies in the documents, deemed
the e-mails false and fabricat-
ed.PNM PRO Faris Al-Rawi later
said Rowley was aware the e-
mails had discrepancies but that
he d said he would take them to
Parliament in the same format
he had received them, in order
to be investigated.
Richardson, whose probe team
includes a police cyber crime
unit, said yesterday the inves-
tigation was probably not going
at the pace people wanted, but
certain aspects were out of the
police jurisdiction such as
involving e-mail providers.
"So we can t decide on things
and say next week. If I had the
authority to compel them to
assist, it might be different, but
I can t do that since law doesn t
allow it...so we just have to wait."
"But things are happening in
the probe---I can t be specific
with you---we re trying to see
how fast we can progress the
Richardson said he had a proj-
ect management schedule chart
on which he s been ticking off
what items have been dealt with
He declined to say how much
has been ticked off, save to add:
"We have a way to go again but
not much, it s a little way,"
Richardson said the items
which were not within police
jurisdiction were the ones that
they still had some way to go
on.He said he had no problem
with any probe that might also
be done on the issue by the
Integrity Commission and if the
commission decided to inves-
tigate the matter and needed
police input, he d assist.
"I have no problem with that.
The commission is an independ-
ent body. You can have two sep-
arate probes," Richardson added.
The PM s attorney, Israel Khan
said there s been no further word
from the police to his client.
Local Government Minister
Suruj Rambachan and the AG
said their attorneys hadn t been
contacted by the police again
Al-Rawi said police haven t
sought another meeting with
Rowley following their initial
meeting. Al-Rawi said PNM is
ready to hand over all informa-
tion to the Integrity Commission
for any probe it might do.
Public relations officer of the
Integrity Commission Mervyn
Crichlow said the commission
met up to yesterday, but couldn t
comment on any matters before
the commission and couldn t
say if the IC would probe the
Ag CoP back home....
Richardson had no comment
on last week s statement by
Deputy DPP Joan Honore-Paul
concerning comments by acting
Police Commissioner Stephen
Williams. Honore-Paul had said
Williams statement that the e-
mails were "fake" ahead of con-
clusion of the probe was irre-
Williams in London later told
the T&T Guardian he wasn t in
a position to comment on news-
paper articles purported to be
the Deputy DPP s statement,
but would return from London
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National Security Minister Emmanuel George
says the police must protect themselves.
He was responding to questions yesterday about
claims of police brutality in Laventille on Friday.
Speaking to reporters at a seminar on a report
on The Drug Problem in the Americas by the
Organisation of American States, George said the
media needed to get both sides of the story.
The seminar was held at the University of the
West Indies, St Augustine.
"The press carried one view of people demon-
strating and saying the police were brutal, but if
you ask the police you will get a completely different
story. You will find that police must protect them-
On Friday, residents of Desperlie Crescent, Laven-
tille, blocked the road and burnt tyres to protest
the shooting of Brent Baptiste and alleged police
brutality against Dillon Skeete and Camille Lee.
The incident started when police tried to search
a recently-opened Community-based Environ-
mental Protection and Enhancement Programme
(Cepep) office, reports stated.
During the incident, the police reportedly tried
to search Baptiste, who resisted and tried to grab
a policeman s gun. Baptiste was reportedly shot in
the left foot during the struggle.
George comes to
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