Linden taxi driver, officer in recorded altercation to be charged soon

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The taxi driver and the police had their altercation recorded

Police legal advisor Claudette Singh has recommended that charges be laid against a Linden Police officer and a taxi driver who were recently embroiled in an altercation at the Wisroc-Amelia’s Ward minibus park in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).

Police had launched an investigation after the parties were both questioned in relation to the incident which occurred on October 8.

The incident which was recorded on video showed the taxi driver being physically assaulted by a rank after apparently resisting arrest.

Based on investigation and statements obtained from the parties involved legal
advice had been sought, with the videos also being presented in the file.

It was recommended that the taxi driver be charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a Peace Officer acting in the execution of his duties and for the Police Constable to be charged with using unnecessary violence against the taxi driver.

According to Police information the matter is being processed for court on Tuesday.

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