Grilling of Ramnarine exposes rifts in police force hierarchy

CoI into alleged plot against president…

Intense questioning of Assistant Police Commissioner David Ramnarine as to why he felt the probe of the alleged assassination plot against President David Granger was defective yesterday exposed deep rifts in the police force hierarchy and several accusations of impropriety.

During questioning, attorney Glenn Hanoman suggested that Ramnarine’s testimony that the investigation was compromised was fuelled by his own ambitions and personal grievances with Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum.

Furthermore, Hanoman also suggested that the opinion presented by Ramnarine with regard to the investigation being improperly done was something he came up with solely for the benefit of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) probing the alleged plot, as he had not reported such to the relevant authorities…..

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