By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The father of 19 year old Junior Thorrington of Eastville Housing Scheme, Annandale East Coast Demerara who was tortured by a police rank at the Sparendaam Police Station did receive money from police officer who burnt his son on the hands.
Attorney – at – law, Dexter Todd confirmed that a $100,000 was paid to the family which the father signed for but noted that the money is not to settle the story nor is it an agreement by the relatives of the teen not to press charges against the officer.
According to Todd, the money was handed with the understanding that it was to assist the teenager and his family in transportation costs.
Meanwhile, the teenager told reporters at the Burn Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital that he visited Plaisance last week to drop off some puppies when he was picked up by the police and taken to the police station. He was not allowed to continue his interview with the media since nurses at the hospital interrupted the engagement.
He however told reporters that the police officer poured methylated spirits on his hands and set them alight. He said that he was badly burnt and the wounds are very painful.
The East Coast resident said that he does not know the names of the officers who were around when the incident happened but did admitted that he would be able to identify them if they are brought before him.
The matter is engaging the attention of the Police Office of Professional Responsibility.