Top Cop: I was ‘invited’ not ‘summoned’ to meet with the PM

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    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he was invited, not summoned to a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley this morning.

    In a release on the matter, the Top Cop took issue with the wording used on the Facebook page for the Office of the Prime Minister, saying there was a difference between the two terms.

    A release from the TTPS today stated:

    “A post on the Prime Minister’s Facebook page this morning stated, “Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith and Acting Deputy Commissioners of Police Forde and Jacob attended a meeting this morning summoned by Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley. The TTPS says it is unfortunate that the Communications Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister does not understand the difference between “invited” and “summoned”. The TTPS says it was also unfortunate that the Communications Unit at the OPM could try and put the Prime Minister in such a bad light, when that certainly was not the atmosphere and purpose of the meeting at the Diplomatic Centre this morning.”

    Mr Griffith adds however that the meeting was very cordial, with emphasis on moving forward to ensure that the Public Health Ordinance regulations are adhered to by members of the public.

    Also present was the National Security Minister, the Attorney General and Deputy Police Commissioners Jayson Forde and Mc Donald Jacob.