Inquiries are being made within the police service to ascertain how Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne was allowed to walk alongside police officers, while he appeared to be armed, during an operation in Chaguanas on Friday.
Police were responding to a hostage situation along Biljah Road, Chaguanas on Friday afternoon involving Alleyne’s sister Danah Alleyne.
The standoff ended with the suspect, 34-year-old Keon Paryag, being fatally shot.
The situation has reached the attention of the Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, who is said to be looking into how Alleyne, a civilian, was allowed to operate in such a manner with officers in a hostile situation.
Asked for comment during a television interview this morning Commissioner Griffith said that investigations are being conducted into what he described as officers’ failure to follow proper procedure.
Meanwhile, the Police Complaints Authority says it has initiated an investigation into the matters surrounding the fatal shooting of Keon Paryag by police.