[www.inewsguyana.com] –Police Commissioner (ag), Seelall Persaud today sought to place blame on society for the criminal elements within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).
He was at the time responding to questions from Reporters about the recent revelation of the involvement of a number of former policemen in criminal activities.
The Commissioner brushed aside concerns and told Reporters that before becoming members of the GPF, the officers are first members of society.
“Our society from historical times based on my reading has been involved in crime; the members of the Police Force are members of society,” the Police Commissioner said.
He explained that members of society are taken and made members of the Police Force and there is only so much the Force can do.
“We put them through training, we instill values but there have always been exceptions to the rule.”
Reporters were referring to the Montrose, East Coast Demerara shooting where two men were killed during an attempted robbery; one included a former police rank – Warren Blue, was on the run for over two years for the killing of Agricola teen, Shaquille Grant.
Another policeman is also on the run for Grant’s murder.
Recently, a number of Police Officers have been charged with various offenses and have been placed before the Court.