There are reports that the office of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social Welfare Association at Besson Street police station was raided by police officers.
A search warrant was reportedly presented by Fraud Squad Officers who carried out a search of the premises after police heard that bribes were being given in return for fast-tracking officers’ applications for homes from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).
The association was given responsibility in the past for approving applicants for HDC houses.
The list is then forwarded to the HDC for consideration.
President of the Association Anand Ramesar has reportedly revealed that the raid was part of a conspiracy to embarrass and destabilize his executive.
Ramesar stated that at no time was any money collected to fast track any applications to the HDC.
He said that he believed that the raid was a result of the TTSSPWA’s objection to the buy-out of vacation leave of First Division Officers.
Ramesar has been also asking for more rights for Special Reserve Officers, citing that they should be paid the same as their counterparts in the TTPS.