Police awaiting DPP’s decision in the Colwyn Harding assault matter
olice The Police are waiting on the Director of Public Prosecutions decide on the necessary course of action against the Policemen who have been accused of physically and sexually assaulting 23-year-old Colwyn Harding.
Crime chief Seelall Persaud told members of the media that the file is still with the DPP.
Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority retired Justice Cecil Kennard has completed his investigation into the matter and documented his findings to the DPP.
Kennard in his report said the lack of medical evidence and the fact that Colwyn Harding did not make the allegation until one month after he was released from custody are two of the reasons for him not recommending that the Police face sexual assault charges.
Harding said Timehri Police used a condom-covered baton to sodomize him.
Justice Kennard said what is clear is that there were some attempts to cover up the alleged assault of Colwyn Harding. Kennard is recommending criminal charges against two ranks following the alleged beating of Harding and disciplinary action against the other ranks at the Timehri Police Station who he believe neglected their duty by not ensuring that the man be medically examined.
Recently Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell said as soon as the file is back from the DPP the police with carryout her recommendation.