Rodney’s ‘recklessness’ may have contributed to his death –Crime Chief
-says unable to conclude state responsible
Walter Rodney’s recklessness may have contributed to his death, according to Senior Superintendent Leslie James, who also said he could not conclude that the State was responsible for the WPA co-leader’s demise.
Testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into Rodney’s death yesterday, James stated that after perusing the Guyana Police Force’s Special Branch files, he found that Donald Rodney gave his brother a package which had been handed to him by Gregory Smith. It was when Walter Rodney attempted to operate the device, a walkie-talkie, that it exploded in his lap on June 13, 1980, killing him.