Police probing complaints of no action against suspect in schoolboy murder

The police today said that a senior officer is investigating reports that the force did not seriously address previous reports that had been made against one of the accused in the killing of 13-year-old Berbice boy, Leonard Archibald. It says that an investigation is underway.

A statement from the police force follows:

The Administration of the Guyana Police Force has noted the concerns of Leonard Archibald’s relatives and other residents of Brothers Village, East Bank Berbice, to the extent that the police in the district may not have acted professionally, based on statements in the press and other expressions which seem to suggest that reports were made against, at least, one of the then suspects and that the reports were not properly and efficiently attend to.

In the circumstances, a Senior Officer is currently in that district conducting an investigation and it is expected that each and every citizen and relatives will take the opportunity to assist the investigator in his work.

The officer is Assistant Superintendent Oswald Pitt and he can be contacted on cell phone number 661-5870 for the purpose of this investigation.

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