iNews Poll reveals increase salaries for Police Officers will reduce corruption

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Pie chart[www.inewsguyana.com]The majority of respondents to an iNews Poll believe that if members of the police force are paid more, it will solve the issue of corruption and poor service.

The respondents voted on a poll question posted by iNews. Fifty five percent of the respondents were in agreement while 41 percent were against and a mere four percent were undecided.

The United States of America 2012 Human Rights Report bitterly criticized the Guyana Police Force and accused some of its members of having links to the drug underworld.

In October 2011 the Guyana Police Force’s Crime Chief submitted a report to the Minister of Home Affairs regarding allegations by a senior officer that many officers had connections to drug dealers.

There are also many reports of Police Officers accepting bribes and being involved in a number of armed robberies.

 

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