Police Officers involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Shaquille Grant could face charges.
As early as Monday morning, the Police Officers involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Shaquille Grant could face charges. Reports indicate that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, was today in the final stages of assessing the police file on the matter and will offer its advice on the matter early Monday. Once that advice is put forward, the Police Force is expected to act on it. The Police Complaints authority has also assessed the file and has offered its own opinion in the matter.
The Guyana Police Force is playing the silent game on the whereabouts of two of the 3 policemen fingered in the incident. Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell on Monday confirmed reports that the 2 police men could not be located and those efforts were being made to locate them. Brumell said, he had requested that the men be placed on lockdown after they were serving desk duties. That was not done and the Police Commissioner wants to know why his orders were not followed.
But police sources indicate to Capitol News, that the reason the men could not have been placed on lockdown when ordered by the Commissioner is because they were already missing in action and that fact may not have been passed on the Police Commissioner. A police source said the two men could not have been located just days after the incident had taken place and the investigations began.
At least one of the men has been in contact with an attorney since he has gone missing.
17-year-old Shaquille Grant was shot dead when a party of policemen swooped down on the village of Agricola and opened fire on a group of young men who were sitting around in a yard. The police claimed that the young men opened fire on them. Eyewitnesses said that is not true and it was the police who opened fire on the unarmed men hitting the teenager. When the teenager fell to the ground, they said a policeman stood over him and fired one last shot to the teen’s head. Grant was killed on the eve of his 18th birthday just as he was preparing to enlist in the Guyana Defence Force.