Cops under close arrest over Belgrave killing
– groups condemn police action, family calls for justice
By Mandy Thompson
The three policemen who were on the mobile patrol from which shots were fired on a car during a chase, hitting bystander Dameon Belgrave and killing him, have been placed under close arrest as investigations continue, a police press release said yesterday.
The police’s action has been condemned by the People’s Parliament, which called it extreme recklessness, overuse of force and disregard for public safety and by the Guyana Human Rights Association, which said it was another disgraceful example of police indiscipline.
Relatives of Belgrave are seeking justice for his death. They said the police behaved in a reckless manner. Belgrave, 21, of Middle Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.