Two deputy COP to be named…Brummel to act, Seelall deputy
President Donald Ramotar, accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon and Home Affairs
Minister, Clement Rohee, met with Opposition Leader David Granger and Member of Parliament Joseph Harmon on the issue of senior promotions in the Guyana Police Force, yesterday.
At the meeting, President Ramotar reportedly informed the opposition that he proposes to promote Assistant Commissioners Leroy Brumell and Seelall Persaud to Deputy Commissioners.
Further, a source said, the Head of State announced that he would appoint Brumell to act as Commissioner of Police and Seelall Persaud as Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Law Enforcement.
Brumell has been performing the duties of Police Commissioner ever since Commissioner Henry Greene demitted office amidst a scandal of rape and a court battle that found that the Director of Public Prosecutions was irrational when she recommended that Greene be charged with rape.
Greene’s departure was so unceremonious. He became the first Commissioner to demit office without a ceremonial parade at which he would have transmitted that baton to his successor.