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Citizens are being told they can refuse entry to the police officers if they don’t have a warrant

Citizens are being told they can refuse entry to the police officers if they don’t have a warrant

KnockandAnnounce-1Citizens are today being warned that they must know their rights if police attempt to gain access to their homes.

The warning comes from President of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association Insp. Michael Seales.

Speaking in a televised interview this morning, he explained that if a police officer comes to someone’s home, they must provide details of their identity and reasons for being there.

He also said that a person has to right to refuse entry to a police officer if they are attempting to gain access to their home without a warrant.

Police Association President Michael Seales

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association Insp. Michael Seales

He stated , however, that if an officer has a warrant, they can use force to gain entry to a person’s home.

He says that the law governs police officers on how they are to operate when carrying out their duties.

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