The National Joint Action Committee has now joined the calls for the immediate suspension of the police officers involved in the killing of the three Morvant young men last Saturday.
In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, the organization which was at the centre of the Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970’s, says the suspensions should be based on principle and process.
It said it should not be determined by the number of officers involved, contrary to what has been articulated by the Commissioner of Police. It said such action as it has recommended, would ensure that the investigative process is transparent, and would engender more confidence in the process, by the public.
The organization also calls for urgent amendment to the Police Complaints Authority Act, in order to give it increased effectiveness and authority in carrying out its mandate.
The NJAC statement comes in the wake of the Prime Minister’s appointment of a committee to come up with a plan for a Community Recovery Programme.