Probe into Windsor Forest violence still ongoing – OPR Head
Head of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Mohamed Jameer, says that investigations are still continuing into the Eater Monday disturbances at Windsor Forest.
Asked when the probe will be complete, Jameer told Kaieteur News yesterday that investigators still have to take several more statements.
At least three civilians suffered pellet injuries and three policemen were injured after ranks from the Leonora Station clashed with revelers near the Windsor Forest seawall.
Police officials alleged that they were forced to open fire after a mob threw bottles and other missiles at them and tried to relieve some ranks of their firearms. A police statement said that the mob burned tyres and blocked a roadway.
Police said that some revelers turned violent after the police ordered a music set to be turned off.
But several residents accused the ranks of beating and firing indiscriminately at peaceful participants who were on the seawall.
Among those injured were Hansraj Ori, an overseas-based 60-year-old Justice of the Peace, and Ramnarine Jagrup, 29, a mechanic, of Windsor Forest.
Ori was shot in the abdomen and neck while Jagrup sustained pellet injuries in the left upper thigh and in the nose.
Both men alleged that they were innocent bystanders.
All of the arrested persons were released on bail, but no one has been charged.