Minister Rohee and Police high command Holds meeting on Police reforms
The Saturday meeting was held with Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee and Senior Officers of the Guyana Police Force, including Commissioner Leroy Brumell, Divisional and Branch Commanders. The intention was to review the seventy one (71) recommendations which were made at the end of the Disciplined Forces Commission of Inquiry almost a decade ago.
The meeting follows the latest case of abuse levelled against the Police Force. A 23-year-old man, Colwyn Harding, has accused ranks of the Timehri Police Station of physical and sexual abuse.
Police Headquarters today said that the Director of Public Prosecutions Ms. Shalimar Ali-Hack, Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority Mr. Cecil Kennard and members of the civilian-based Strategic Management Department of the Police Force also took part in Saturday’s dicussions.
Eve Leary said intense discussions, in a sincere and open manner, were held with the view to analyzing developments that had taken place within the Force with specific reference to the implementation of the recommendations and to garner additional recommended actions on the way forward.
The Guyana Police Force said it is presently compiling a working document, inclusive of all the applicable recommendations made during the one-day session, in keeping with its thrust to ensure that the Disciplined Forces Commission’s recommendations are implemented.