ASP fingered in multi-million bribe tasked with investigating corruption


By Leroy Smith

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has taken a decision to reinstate Assistant Superintendent of Police, Terence Browne into the Force after allegations of corruption against him were thrown out of a Berbice Court. Browne is now serving at the Office of Professional Responsibility.

ASP Browne was among junior police ranks who were accused of accepting a bribe of $6M in 2015 to allow a minibus with cocaine and cash to have a “free pass.” While the matter against brown was thrown out, the junior ranks are still battling the charges.

One of those very ranks, Trevon McKenzie, was arrested last week by the police after he was caught by patrol ranks, transporting known characters through the Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice. A search of the vehicle unearthed an unlicensed gun and several rounds as well as other questionable items.

Sources who spoke with the News Room indicated that given the alleged corruption claims which were levelled against ASP Browne, there is the perception that he is versed and has the experience in detecting and investigating corrupt practices. As such, ASP brown is now serving the Police Force Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The OPR is the arm of the force tasked with investigating corrupt practices and other forms of complaints against members of the force.

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