Policemen charged for allegedly taking bribe


[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two officers of the Guyana Police Force attached to the Kurupung Police Station have been “departmentally charged” after it was alleged that they took a bribe to facilitate the release of twelve men.

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) had launched an investigation after reports were made of the alleged corrupt transaction.

The twelve men were arrested after they were found in possession of an unlicensed shotgun and nine cartridges. A release from the police force on Wednesday, February 18 noted, “so far, the ranks have been charged departmentally and the disciplinary inquiry is in progress.”

It was also noted that the file is now with the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) where its Chairman, retired Justice Cecil Kennard will pronounce on whether the officers can be taken before a court of law for their misdemeanor.