Gary Griffith

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is in the process of acquiring its own Forensic Science Department (FSD).

This was revealed via a release from the TTPS yesterday afternoon.

In the release, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith noted that an FSD was important to the organisation so that it could treat with the matters of crime scene investigation.

This would include forensic testing for live rounds, and DNA testing, the release stated.

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“The Commissioner of Police believes this will take some of the burden off the Forensic Science Centre in St James. However, he says, matters relating to police shootings will be dealt with by the FSC and not the TTPS,” the release added.

The release was in response to a statement issued by Fixin’ T&T calling for priority to be placed on ballistic testing.


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