193 complaints made against Police in '03
Guyana Chronicle
January 6, 2004

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THE Office of Professional Responsibility in the Guyana Police Force continues its efforts to enhance and preserve the image of the Guyana Police Force by ensuring that complaints/allegations thoroughly investigated and appropriate sanctions implemented where necessary.

In this regard, for the year 2003, a total of 193 such reports were made against members of the Force resulting in criminal and departmental charges, and warnings et al as shown below:

Criminal Charges (Court) - 7

Departmental charges - 17

Warning - 28

Unsubstantiated/insufficient evidence, etc - 77

Investigation ongoing - 31

Pending legal advice - 33

These reports Re: Complaints/Allegations were made in all Divisions of the Force as indicated below:

'A' Division (Georgetown and East Bank) - 94

'B' Division (East Berbice/Corentyne) - 17

'C' Division (East Coast Demerara) - 33

'D' Division (West Demerara) - 29

'E & F' Division (Linden and Interior locations) - 13

'G' Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands) - 7