Darryl Jodha Retired Cop Fatally Stabbed

Darryl Jodha

A retired police officer was discovered dead in his Chaguanas home on Saturday morning. Police say foul play is suspected in the death of police sergeant Darryl Jodha who was found unresponsive at his home at Oasis Gardens.

Jodha’s body bore stab wounds.

Darryl Jodha, 57, was last attached to the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department before he recently retired.

Retired cop found knifed to death  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Gary Griffith Free To Reapply for T&T’s Top Cop Job

It’s official. The order of merit list for Police Commissioner produced by the collapsed Bliss Seepersad-led Police Service Commission (PolSC) has been scrapped. This means the new PolSC, headed by retired Appeal Court judge Judith Jones, will begin a fresh hunt for a top cop. The commission said yesterday that former police commissioner Gary Griffith is free to reapply for the job.

In an immediate response, former police commissioner Gary Griffith asked were he to apply again for the post, would the Government take action to block his return? He also accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of changing the laws to get rid of him.

Griffith had topped the now-scrapped merit list.

Controversy surrounding the appointment of a Police Commissioner was centred on a merit list which the former PolSC produced, but it never reached the Parliament in accordance to law.

That merit list was the crux of the collapse of the Seepersad-led PolSC.

While a new process will begin to appoint a Police Com­­­missioner, questions still remain as to why the pre­vious merit list submitted to the President was then withdrawn, and who was the Government official who provided Seepersad with information to prompt this action.

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