Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith. Photo: Azlan Mohammed
By Prior Beharry
POLICE Commissioner Gary Griffith has not resigned.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was forced to issue a release on Tuesday afternoon after an alleged report that went viral on the internet stated that Griffith had resigned as the police commissioner after two years.
The fake report stated that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley met with senior police officials on Monday and Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaysen Forde will take office on September 16, as a “proven change agent.”
But in a release, the TTPS stated: “Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has bad news for the criminal elements and the ‘Hate Gary Club’.
“He has not resigned.
“Responding to social media posts that he had resigned the job, the CoP pointed out that there were too many idle hands in this country, who have nothing better to do than to spread fake news.
“Commissioner Griffith said that those who know him would know he is a fighter and not a quitter.
“He said he and the Chair of the National Security Council have too many things to do to secure this country, that he cannot even contemplate resigning.
“The CoP said there are people out there with an agenda with one purpose in mind and that is to spread false news with the hope of having a destabilizing effect.”