Trinidad & Tobago: End police immunity for unlawful killings and deaths in custody

Trinidad & Tobago: End police immunity for unlawful killings and deaths in custody

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Index Number: AMR 49/001/2006
Date Published: 25 April 2006
Categories: Trinidad & Tobago

The report looks at several cases of apparently unlawful killings and deaths in police custody that have been reported since September 2003 and the failure of the authorities to conduct full, prompt and impartial investigations to clarify the circumstances and bring those responsible to justice. It considers some of the key problems in investigations into allegations of police abuse including serious shortcomings in the police complaints mechanisms. The report discusses the need for a human rights approach to policing and includes a number of recommendations that Amnesty International believes are essential components of any police reform process.


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