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PCA probes House reading of Roodal warrant

The trinidad Guardian / Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal says he welcomes the Police Complaints Authority’s (PCA) investigation into the leak of a search warrant in his name that made its way into Parliament.

During the Budget debate in the Lower House on October 12, Arouca/Maloney MP Camille Robinson-Regis read the search warrant in the name on Moonilal in connection with an investigation into misconduct in public office and corruptly giving advantages as an inducement or reward.

Days later, Moonilal’s attorney wrote the PCA calling for an investigation into how the document reached Robinson-Regis’ hands.

In a response to Moonilal yesterday, PCA director David West said they had carefully perused all the documents he provided along with his report on October 16 and surmised that his complaint fell under the remit of the authority.

As a result, West said the complaint was receiving the PCA’s attention and Moonilal would be contacted in due course.

“I welcome PCA’s investigation into WPC Camille Robinson-Regis and “unsub” police officers who leaked the purported search warrant. The Anti-corruption Investigation Bureau is being investigated for political vendetta. This is a very serious matter, the politicisation of police inquiries,” Moonilal told the T&T Guardian yesterday.

In September, Moonilal also wrote to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, asking if he (Moonilal) was under police investigation following a statement by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that a warrant had been issued to Moonilal in connection with allegations of misconduct in public office.

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