Three officers suspended - investigation launched into reports made by Chapman before her murder

Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Stephen Williams, on Thursday 15th March, 2018, requested from the Assistant Commissioner of Police – South, copies of all reports, statements and all relevant documents relating to the investigation of a report made by Abigail Jones Chapman, at the La Brea Police Station, on March 8th, 2018.

Three police officers suspended for failing to properly investigate reports made by murder victim Abigail Chapman

Three police officers have been suspended for failing to respond to reports of domestic violence. 

The officers were attached to the la Brea police station and were today suspended for neglect of duty for failing to properly investigate reports made by Abigail Chapman.

Chapman and three others were killed, this week, days after she filed a domestics violence report against the main suspect in her murder.

 Today commissioner of police Stephen Williams requested all documents a related to the case and the report made by the murdered woman on March 8th.

PNM Women's League condemns brutal La Brea murders

The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) is strongly condemning what it calls the horrendous and senseless murders of four persons in La Brea earlier this week.

The Women's League says that as mothers, sisters and wives, its members remain traumatized by these murders since they have prematurely ended the lives of two teenaged girls, a mother and their landlord.

Law Association calls for investigation into Police Service following Chapman's murder

The Law Association is joining the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition Against Domestic Violence in its call for a full investigation into the police service’s handling of the complaint of domestic violence made by Abigail Chapman less than a week before she was murdered.

In a statement issued today, the Law Association says it is not difficult to conclude that had an arrest been made promptly, and charges laid, the tragedy which unfolded within days may have been avoided.

Brothers charged with Princes Town murder

A Princes Town man and his brother are jointly charged for the murder of Brent Richardson, which occurred on Sunday 28th January, 2018.

Oneil West, 29, a maintenance worker, of King Street, Princes Town, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Thursday 15th March, 2018.

He is expected to appear before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court today.

Taurus pistol hidden under galvanize

A Taurus pistol wrapped in a piece of white cloth was discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Siparia district yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Sheldon Ablacksingh, was conducted around 5 pm, on Thursday, during which the officers, went to Mendez Trace, Siparia.

Based on information, the officers proceeded approximately 50 feet off the roadway, where they found the firearm, under some sheets of galvanize.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.