Death in police lock – ups: Mother claims son’s innocence; said he was mentally challenged

The body of Tiffon Peters. [iNews' Photo]


By Leroy Smith

The body of Tiffon Peters. [iNews' Photo]
The body of Tiffon Peters. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Helena Harte Peters got the shock of her life on Thursday evening (January 22) when she showed up at the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost and was greeted with the news that her son was dead.

Police reported that Tiffon Peters, 22 years, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was in police custody at the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost, when he was found hanging in the lock-ups from his shirt which he had stripped into a cloth-rope and tied to the metal grill work of the lock-ups.

His mother told iNews that she never received a call or visit from any police ranks informing her of son’s death as she spoke of the difficulty she endured earlier in the day when she showed up at the same outpost to take meals and medication for her sick son.

The young man was accused of stealing $25,000 from Dhanwattie Singh of Houston, East Bank Demerara.

The incident reportedly occurred at Vlissengen Road and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. He was charged and was scheduled to appear in Court on Friday, January 23.

He is to said to be a mental patient of the Dr. Bhiro Harry Clinic. The mother refuted claims that her son stole any money from the woman. She explained that her son opened the door the car that the woman was driving and there was an exchange of words between the two.

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting investigations into his death.



  1. The cops at it again. Can the crime chief say why the two cops who robbed the brazilian at serenamu of 10 ounces of raw gold last week,are yet to be charged. Or this one was also settled out of court.


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