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Top Cop, Stephen Williams, denies telling Express reporter “alleged section 34 conspiracy emails were fake”…

stephen williams.jpg1Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, has categorically denied telling a Trinidad Express News reporter that the alleged section 34 conspiracy emails were fake.

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Deputy DPP Joan Honore-Paul

Mr. Williams also chastised Deputy DPP Joan Honore-Paul, who last week, herself chastised the acting Commissioner for the published Express comment, attributed to him, that the alleged emails were fake.

Williams said the deputy DPP could have easily contacted him to clear the issue rather than issue a media release on what was reported on the matter.

The Deputy DPP, who is directing the investigating team, described the reported comment by Williams that the alleged emails were fake as “shocking, irresponsible and grossly reckless”

Mr. Williams, who addressed today’s police weekly news briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, said he was shocked by the newspaper report.

He confirmed that he was interviewed by reporter Asha Javeed but was adamant that at no time did he tell her that the alleged emails were fake.

Williams, who maintained that he was misquoted, said he never mentioned anything to the reporter about the 31 alleged emails, which are the subject of an active police investigation.

The Top CoP said he told the reporter that lead investigator, DCP Richardson, was probing the hardcopy documents produced by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley, to ascertain whether the contents were consistent with the emails.

ACP Williams said the Express report which caused much controversy was very unfortunate.

He also said that he was disappointed with that level of journalism but would not take any legal action against the newspaper.

Mr. Williams added his disappointment with comments made last week by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

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