Peace grouping urges end to unlawful police killings
Partners for Peace and Development, in observance of International Day of Peace yesterday, expressed grave sadness at the death of Shaquille Grant who was shot and killed by members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on September 11, 2012.
The body, in a press release, said this was the latest in a trend of extra-judicial killings and noted that the GPF continues with these actions despite the public. It expressed concern that the GPF has been in breach of the Constitution of Guyana and the Criminal Law Procedures Act with respect to arresting suspects or someone deemed to be in breach of the peace.
“…The body of young Shaquille Grant revealed that he was fired at three times in the areas of his body that suggest the intention was to kill. Furthermore, the survivors bear witness that the excessive use of force that resulted in the demise of this young leader was not necessary. The young man was crying for the officer to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.