President meets police top brass over crime spike

President Donald Ramotar today met with the police top brass amid a spike in crime, the Government Information Agency said. It provided no further details. Yesterday alone, two murders occurred during robberies and another man was shot twice on Church Street and money stolen from him. There has been an upsurge in gun-related crimes and murders this year and the police have seemed unable to do anything about it. The continuing crime wave is occurring amid a year-old reform plan announced by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee on December 31st, 2012.

President Donald Ramotar (left) meeting  with Police top brass today to address the recent spike in crime and to examine measures to reduce it. Also in photo are from right to left: Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud, Assistant Commissioner Balram Persaud, Commander ‘A’ Division, George Vyphuis and Presidential Advisor and former Minister of Home Affairs, Gail Teixeira. (GINA photo)
President Donald Ramotar (left) meeting with Police top brass today to address the recent spike in crime and to examine measures to reduce it.
Also in photo are from right to left: Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud, Assistant Commissioner Balram Persaud, Commander ‘A’ Division, George Vyphuis and Presidential Advisor and former Minister of Home Affairs, Gail Teixeira. (GINA photo)

 

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