May 08, 2013 News Comments Off on Former senior cop being sought for domestic violence
The Guyana Police Force is adopting a zero tolerance approach to a report of domestic violence leveled against a former senior officer.
Kaieteur News understands that the former assistant commissioner physically assaulted his wife, causing her to receive injuries. The incident occurred over the last weekend and the matter was reported to police on the West Coast of Demerara.
According to a police source, up to last night the former high ranking officer had not presented himself to the police, following the report, although he had indicated to the divisional commander that he would do so.
“The woman made a report. She had visible injuries. Once somebody makes a report, it means that they want action taken,” a senior police official told Kaieteur News.
Should the former officer fail to present himself to the police, the force may proceed by way of a summons.
While the force has indicated that it is taking domestic violence seriously, there have been several reports of police officers themselves being accused of wife beating.
There are concerns that these matters are being covered up by the force’s administration, for while a number of ranks have been placed before the courts for criminal acts, hardly any of them have been prosecuted for domestic violence.
A few years ago, the late Police Commissioner Henry Greene admitted that he had personally intervened in a similar matter involving one of his senior officers.
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