BREAKING NEWS: Budhram booted as Crime Chief, Paul Williams takes over

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By Leroy Smith

The turmoil in the Guyana Police Force continues as the organisation has now found itself in a very embarrassing situation.

At the centre of the embarrassment is the acting Crime Chief Ravindradat Budhram, who only two days ago took up the post as the country’s acting Crime Chief when the substantive Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum proceeded on leave.

As of today, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams will be serving as the country’s Crime Chief while Superintendent Michael Kingston will serve as his deputy.

The substantive Deputy Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Reshi Das, who is on sick leave reportedly wrote and requested to be removed from the Criminal Investigation Department.

This morning, acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine confirmed that there have been some immediate movements at the helm of the Force and that a police press release would be issued shortly in that regard.

News Room understands that when the decision was made to ask Budhram to act as the Crime Chief, little consideration was given to the fact that he was the commander of ‘F’ Division at the time that a jet was found on an illegal airstrip in his division.

Up to press time, the various officers who are being returned to their various original postings and reassignments were travelling to those offices.

Senior Superintendent, Edmond Cooper who was asked to replace Budhram in ‘F’ Division is on his way out of the division and will be heading back to Berbice.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams is on his way to Georgetown to take up his post at the Criminal Investigation Department while the investigator for the recently concluded COI into the plot to kill the president, Superintendent Julius Wright will be heading to ‘A’ Division as the Detective Officer.

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