GDF taking disciplinary action against coast guardsmen over beating of Essequibo teen

The Guyana Defence Force has completed investigations and has begun instituting penalties against the officers fingered in the beating of a 17-year-old Essequibo teen late last month.

Meanwhile, the police have told the young man and his mother that they will today send the file to the city for it to be dispatched to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice on the way forward.

“Our investigation is complete and we are in the process of disciplining our people departmentally for breaches…disciplinary action is in progress,” Army Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips told Stabroek News yesterday.

Dhanniram Rodrigues, a labourer of Charity Extension Housing Scheme, had told Stabroek News that last week Monday …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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