Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, says that public outcry that he is silent on the issue of soldiers patrolling independently is unwarranted.
Mr. Williams explains he has been out of the country for the past nine days and was unable to comment on the issue.
He insists that the current issue is a concern that he has raised with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.
He added that on each occasion of reported abuse of powers by soldiers he contacted Major General Kenrick Maharaj and was assured that no soldiers were operating out of their purview.
Mr. Williams stated that while the public is criticizing his actions, he has no control over the activities of the TTDF.
Speaking at the weekly news briefing at Police Administration Building in Port of Spain on Wednesday, Mr. Williams assured citizens that any report on abuse of power by soldiers will be thoroughly investigated by the Police Service.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams