Burnt detainee’s file sent to Police Complaints Authority

Tortured teen, Junior Thornton.
Tortured teen, Junior Thornton.
Tortured teen, Junior Thornton.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force has advised that the Office of Professional Responsibility has completed their investigations into the allegation made by Junior Thornton that he was burnt to his hands by the Police, while in custody at the Sparendaam Police Station.

The file in this matter was submitted to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority this morning for his review and recommendations.

Junior Thornton claimed that police ranks at the Sparendaam police station soaked his hands with methylated spirit and set them alight.

On Friday, Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud told iNews that a senior police officer was transferred to the K – 9 Division of the Guyana Police Force after he attempted to cover up the torture report rather than dealing with it condignly.

This is now a great concern to the Force, the Police Commissioner said. He explained that ranks of the force must understand that they will not escape the discipline radar with such action.

Persaud also disclosed that the accused rank is under close arrest. He said unless supervisors are willing to take proper and professional action when incidents of this nature occur, the Force will not be able to achieve the public’s trust.



  1. but seriously, what good can a transfer do? what sort of punitive measure is that?
    harsher punishments will yield greater results Mr Commissioner. at the K 9 div, he will sell the dog food and rent the dogs to to the wealthy.


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