With an upsurge in domestic violence-related murders this year, a senior police officer is advising men to seek help from the police rather than resort to violence.
This was one of the messages coming out of a street procession and interfaith service by the Southern Division of the T&T Police and Municipal Police Services yesterday in celebration of International Women’s Day.
As of Thursday, 11 women had been murdered for the year. Nine of them were allegedly killed by their intimate partners.
“To the men out there, caution, caution. Seek us out and we will assist you the best way we can,” said acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Floris Hodge Griffith in an interview with reporters following the procession in San Fernando.
In an attempt to curb domestic violence, she said officers have been visiting various areas trying to reach out to men. Read more