TRINIDAD: No guns allowed in court

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gun-crime.jpgThe Trinidadian Judiciary says it is baffled that police officers on Monday refused to enter the Arima Magistrates' Court because they were not allowed to take their service weapons inside.

In a media release yesterday, representatives of the judiciary said the practice was not new and was implemented in accordance with international best practice years ago.

However, police officers, who had matters at the court on Monday, queried the procedure and eventually refused to enter the court after they were told they would have to be subjected to scans and could not go in with their weapons.

This reportedly led to confrontations between the officers and court security personnel.