Rohee dissuaded by Police’s approach to Domestic Violence

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By Leroy Smith

[] – Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee told senior, middle and junior ranking officers of the Guyana Police Force this morning (Friday June 27), that he is dissatisfied with the manner in which reports of domestic violence are being investigated.

Clement Rohee. [iNews' Photo]
Clement Rohee. [iNews’ Photo]
Speaking to a room full of police men and women, the Minister urged ranks to respond to such reports swiftly and send stronger messages to the perpetrators of these acts that the police will not condone the practice.

He said, with respect to the investments the Government of Guyana is making in the fight against domestic violence and the resources being made available to the police to deal with the issue, the results need to be more “good looking.”

Rohee reminded of the 18 police stations which the government recently modified to house special rooms to deal with persons who visit the stations to make reports of domestic violence.

He said that statistics which the Ministry has been able to gather shows that for the year 2011 three out of every ten offenders of domestic violence have been charged, for 2012 five out of every ten offenders were charged while for 2013 six out of every ten offenders were charged.

He said that with increases in charges there is a reduction of cases of domestic violence. Rohee made the statements while addressing the opening ceremony of the 25th junior officers Course at the Force Headquarters Eve Leary in Georgetown.




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