Police Commissioner assures family of slain youth Dameon Belgrave, that justice will be served
Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brummell, is assuring relatives of slain Pouderoyen youth, Dameon Belgrave, that justice will be served in the matter.
The top cop today visited the grieving relatives at their Middle Street home this morning, to express condolences. He said, that the file was sent to the Police Complaints Authority for advice and the implicated ranks will remain on lockdown until the file is returned.
21-year-old Belgrave was part of the usual Friday night lime at White Castle Fish Shop, when he was shot after Police ranks opened fire in the crowded area.
At that time, the police were chasing some young men in a car and discharged several rounds in the crowd, one of which hit Belgrave.
Brummell admitted, that those ranks that were involved in the shooting acted unprofessionally. He said, what was more troubling is that these ranks have more than ten years service. He also warned other ranks who are involved in similar actions that they will face the consequences.
The Commissioner said, that the process will be a swift one and will be going by hand. According to Brummell, this is a testing time for him personally, but he is assuring citizens that changes will be made.
Attorney-at-Law Joseph Harmon, who is representing the family’s interest, said, that he is encouraged by the sentiments expressed by the police chief.
He said this was a positive sign to reign, in what he described as elements that are like a runaway train, that are in the force.
The shooting of Belgrave come on the heels of the murder of teenager, Shaquille Grant, who was gunned down in cold blood by members of the Guyana Police Force.