[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud has revealed that a senior police officer was transferred to the K – 9 Division of the Guyana Police Force tried to sweep the torture report under the carpet rather than dealing with it condignly.
This is now a great concern to the force, the Police Commissioner said. He explained that ranks of the force must understand that they will not escape the discipline radar with such action.
The Police Commissioner had earlier condemned the approach taken by officers of the Sparendaam Police Station regarding 19 – year-old Junior Thorrington who was reportedly burnt on his hand by a police officer.
Persaud also disclosed that the accused rank is under close arrest and the investigation will conclude today. He said unless supervisors are willing to take proper and professional action when incidents of this nature occur, the Force will not be able to achieve the public’s trust.
Junior Thorington said the police ranks at the Sparendaam police station soaked his hands with methylated spirits and set them alight. He said this was following a fight between him and another prisoner.