Investigation launched into alleged police brutality at Mackenzie Police Station

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Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud
Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud has directed the Police Office of Professional Responsibility to conduct investigations into allegations that a man was beaten at the Mackenzie Police Station to confess to murder.

According to a police statement, the probe was ordered following the publication of an article in the August 20 edition of the Stabroek News under the headline: “Woman says Linden police beat nephew to confess murder.”

According to the article, an Enmore resident alleged that police placed a plastic bag over her nephew’s face and beat him up at the Mackenzie Police Station on Monday evening in trying to force him to confess to a murder that was committed at Kimbia, Berbice River, earlier this year.

Speaking to Stabroek News at the Linden-Georgetown Bus Park, Valerie St. Kitts said she had just left the Mackenzie Police Station where she had spoken to the Commander, who told her that her nephew had been removed from that police station to Eve Leary where she would be unable to visit him.

“My nephew ain’t eat whole day yesterday,” the distraught woman said, pointing to a styrofoam box and a blue bag that contained a bottle of water. “I come all the way from the East Coast to see him.”

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