May 02, 2014 News Comments Off on Cop under close arrest after teen shot in mouth
A 15-year-old was allegedly dragged from his mother’s East La Penitence home around 22:30 hrs on Wednesday and shot in the mouth by a rank who claimed that the teen had robbed one of his female relatives.
Alex Griffith is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Although the bullet exited just under his left ear, the teen reportedly has to undergo corrective surgery sometime this week.
Police in a release said that investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding an incident where Alex Griffith was shot to his mouth by a policeman. The incident occurred during the response to a report of robbery with aggravation committed on a relative of the rank earlier in the evening.
The release further stated that the rank is under close arrest.
This publication was reliably informed that the rank in custody was consuming alcohol earlier that day at an East Coast Demerara (ECD) bar. The lawman, who is attached to the ‘C’ Division, was reportedly off duty and rushed to his relative’s aid when she called.
Yesterday when Kaieteur News visited the teen at the hospital, he could only communicate by showing signs or by writing.
Marcel Griffith, his mother, said that she was at home when the police went and dragged her son out of her home.
“Four policemen beat him and were kicking him. He fall down and they keep dragging and kicking him in his belly. When we asked what happen they say that he know about a robbery,” the woman recounted.
Kaieteur News was told that around 20:00hrs, a young woman, while making her way home, was robbed by two teenagers. At the time, Griffith was reportedly watching television by a nearby resident where he had gone to purchase plantain chips.
“My son keeping telling them that he ain’t do anything and that he went looking at TV and they can go ask the girl. They dragged him there and although the girl tell them my son was by her, they still beat he,” the older Griffith lamented.
According to the mother, the woman whose home her son was at when the robbery took place told the four ranks that the 15-year-old was at her place.
“The lady say he (Griffith) was looking at the TV and she hear a scream. When she run out, she see a girl screaming. The lady say that the girl who was robbed ran to her and asked if she see two boys and she told her that she saw two boys ran into some alleyway,” the mother said, adding that the woman related to the ranks that Griffith was still in her house while this was taking place.
Kaieteur News was told that even after the ranks were told that the teenager was looking at the television, they dragged and dumped him into their vehicle.
“I ask them where they taking my son and they tell me to go to Brickdam and they drive off,” the mother related.
She said that as she was walking into her house to get ready to go to the station she heard a gunshot.
“I say to myself that that can’t be my son…because since them police went here, they wanted to shoot he since in my yard… and when I do find out it was he.”
Meanwhile, A Division Commander Clifton Hicken and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Balram Persaud visited Griffith’s mother and promised that a thorough investigation would be conducted.
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