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A still from the video of the traffic stop which was widely shared on social media

SHARLENE RAMPERSAD

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is investigating a traffic stop involving the daughter of Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and her husband on Monday. This was confirmed by PCA head David West.

West did not say whether the investigation was triggered by complaints from T’Shauna Griffith-Bain and her husband Da Vivian Bain. The couple posted their account of the incident on social media on Tuesday, alleging misconduct by the officers who stopped them in Couva.

Videos shot by two officers involved in the stop were shared widely on social media. In the video, an officer can be heard saying Griffith-Bain told him she was exempted from being stopped because she is the Commissioner’s daughter. Griffith-Bain and her husband have denied this claim.

Commissioner Griffith has said he will not get involved in the incident.