The police yesterday afternoon released a statement expressing concern about a report in yesterday’s Kaieteur News on what the police said was a private meeting in the Commissioner of Police’s conference room.
The report focused on allegations of ties between policemen and the drug trade.
The statement said that “The Guyana Police Force has noted with concern the attempt by Kaieteur News to regurgitate information that originated from a private meeting in the Commissioner of Police’s Conference Room and make it public. The Police Force considers this attempt devious and is concerned about the role of those Senior Officers who would have attempted to so publicise.”
The police said it noted with interest that a lot of other information comes into its domain and is investigated but that Kaieteur News chooses to selectively publicise those bits of information which are not relevant to any of those officers/ranks who pass information so often to the press. The force warned “… if those leaking information are caught they will be dealt with condignly for breaching the Force’s Standing Orders.”
It added “In relation to matters discussed at the private (closed door) meeting of the Senior Administrative Officers, the Force will not divulge or respond to the allegations made in the Kaieteur News. Suffice it to say that we continuously investigate all acts of impropriety and crime perpetrated by our members.”
The police reiterated “Once again the selective bias of Kaieteur News against certain Officers who it cannot buy out is noted.”