File on shooting of teen with police complaints body

Chairman of the Police Com-plaints Authority (PCA), retired Justice Cecil Kennard yesterday said that he is in receipt of the file on 15 year old Alex Griffith who was shot by a policeman on April 30.

On Tuesday, the police by way of a statement announced that the Police Office of Professional Responsibility had completed its investigation.

Contacted yesterday, Kennard said that he hasn’t had a chance to peruse the file as he is hoping to complete another file first. “After having concluded the (Colwyn) Harding matter I will then look at the file,” he said.

He also said that “at the end of the day if I recommend disciplinary charges, the file will then go to the DPP.”

Griffith has identified a cadet officer as the person responsible for the shooting and picked him out during an identification parade at the Brickdam Police Station last week.

Griffith had recounted to Stabroek News how the cadet officer played Russian roulette with him while grilling him  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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