Ex-cop seeking reinstatement after being cleared of robbery

An ex-policeman, recently cleared of an armed robbery charge, wants his job back.

Reinstatement, however, would only be possible following an investigation to prove that the former lawman did not cause any discredit to the Guyana Police Force (GPF).

“I want the public to know that I was innocent of the crime,” Collin Harris, 20, told Stabroek News, while noting that he is hoping that he can be reinstated as a member of the GPF.

Harris and co-accused Kelvin Pollard were charged with robbing a Green Ice Taxi Service employee of $630,000 in a gun-point robbery last December. The joint charge against them was dismissed recently after four witnesses, including the virtual complainant, failed to show up and offer evidence in a city court.

But GPF Training Officer Senior Superin-tendent P. Williams told Stabroek News that even though the case was dismissed, the force would have to conduct an investigation into the matter and find that Harris did not act in a manner to cause discredit to the GPF. Furthermore, Williams said the reason …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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