PORT OF SPAIN – The T&T Police Service (TTPS) is now investigating one of its own, after a photo surfaced on social media over the weekend of a woman holding what appears to be a gun near the head of a baby also in her arms.
In a release yesterday, the TTPS confirmed the woman in the photo was a member of the service and that the acting commissioner of police had since ordered the Professional Standards Bureau to start an immediate investigation.
“The public will be updated on the outcome of said investigation when completed,” the release added.
The photo drew scathing criticism from some on social media, since the woman seemed to be holding it close to the child’s mouth. However, close friends of the woman seen posing in a picture yesterday came to her defence, saying they believe the photo was maliciously posted onto social media. One of the woman’s friends, who did not want to be identified, said the photo was taken about ten years ago before the woman was enrolled
into the TTPS. She said she believed the image was posted in an attempt to discredit the woman’s actions and “destroy her character”.
Another close friend described her as an ambitious young lady.
“That’s my girl . . . some people could be so wicked . . . But God is good! She’s one of the most ambitious young ladies I know. People just like to talk what they don’t know.”
The T&T Guardian understands a man the woman knew very well at the time took the photo. It is alleged the man is also a police officer and the gun belonged to him.