No police officer has been killed in the line of duty since 2015 and one policy responsible for this is “one shot, one kill.”
This information comes from government senator Clarence Rambharat while responding to questions in Parliament today.
He says shootings of officers while off duty have fluctuated over the past five years, while shootings while on duty dropped from 88 to 8 in 2019.
The “one shot, one kill” policy has drawn concern from the Law Association and Fixin’ T&T but the Police Commissioner has stood by his stance.
He says it seeks to ensure that “whenever officers shoot, it is to neutralize the felon” and also aims to reduce the chance of injuring bystanders.