More witnesses implicate cops in alleged Timehri station brutality

Two more witnesses are supporting the allegations that Colwyn Harding was brutalised while in custody at the Timehri Police Station.

Although no one has so far attested to actually witnessing the sexual assault Harding allegedly suffered at the hands of a constable, who is accused of inserting a condom covered baton into his anus, what is clear from all civilian witness accounts so far is that he was so severely beaten that he was left bruised, swollen and rendered unconscious on at least one occasion.

And while the police force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) works to meet today’s deadline to complete its investigation, which only began last week following media reports, the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has since launched its own internal investigation into an allegations against …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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