Cameras urged for T&T police stations

(Trinidad Express) Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Gillian Lucky is calling for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at strategic locations in all of this country’s police stations, in light of the recent incidents of prisoners committing suicide while in police custody.

Lucky made the statement on Tuesday night, as the PCA held a public meeting at the Barataria Regional Complex.

Since December 29, 2010, there have been at least four suicides inside the holding cells of police stations across the country, Lucky said. All were hangings.

The use of the CCTV will be two-fold, Lucky said. In the first instance, the CCTV cameras will be used ensure police officers are not responsible for the deaths, as have been the claims of the relatives of the deceased.

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