– amid numerous complaints levelled against them
Police ‘E’ Division (Linden and Kwakwani) Commander, Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus and Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Inspector Chubinauth Singh, have been transferred from the Division along with two other senior ranks who were attached to the Mackenzie Police Station in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The other ranks include a Corporal and Sergeant.
Brutus, who was moved to ‘A’ Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) where he now serves as Deputy Commander, confirmed that he was informed by Police Headquarters of the transfer on Tuesday, but the actual move was put into effect on Wednesday.
Reports indicate that Inspector Singh has been transferred to Police ‘D’ Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) and was reassigned his post. Former ‘A’ Division Deputy Commander, Senior Superintendent Karim Baksh, will now serve as ‘E’ Division Commander. The post formerly filled by Police Inspector Singh has also been filled.
While the reason for the transfers is unclear, there were numerous complaints levelled against the outgoing officers by residents and senior officials within Region 10 which prompted an investigation by the Office of the President and Police Headquarters. However, the findings of the investigations have not been released to the public.