Colwyn Harding file back with Justice Kennard

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Colwyn Harding is alleging that a Police Constable inserted a baton into his anus in November 2013.
Colwyn Harding is alleging that a Police Constable inserted a baton into his anus in November 2013.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority Justice Cecil Kennard today said that the police file of Colwyn Harding is again on his desk after more critical documents were added to it.

When contacted, Kennard said that he hopes to finally close the chapter on the Colwyn Harding investigation at the level of the Police Complaints Authority by Wednesday, May 21.

He explained that several other statements and documents have been added including medical reports.

After the High Court granted bail to Colwyn Harding while he was still a patient at the Georgetown Hospital, his Attorney had him fly to Jamaica, where he sought medical attention which provided reports to substantiate his claims of being raped with a foreign object by a police officer.

The reports of the medical professionals were submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution, who after examining the evidence, admitted it to the file of the defendant and forwarded same to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for review.

After his initial investigation, Kennard had indicated that six police were targeted in the investigation and two were likely to face criminal charges while the other four would have disciplinary action taken against them by the force.

Harding was reportedly raped with a baton by a police officer while he was in custody and ill-treated by other ranks of the Timehri Police Station where he was being detained at the time.

There have been much unease in society with respect to the investigations into the matter causing many to suggest that the police are taking their very own time in investigating their own. [Leroy Smith]

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