Sleeping cop accidentally shoots self while guarding prison


By Leroy Smith

A Police Constable from the Brickdam Police Station accidentally shot himself in the foot, while he was sleeping on Friday, October 13 and the Guyana Police Force remains silent on the incident.

According to information reaching the News Room, at the time of the incident, the cop, who was identified as Constable Cummings, was supposed to be guarding outside the Camp Street prison.

The News Room was told that while on duty outside the Camp Street jail, Constable Cummings who was sitting in a minibus, fell asleep while holding a service revolver in his hands. The weapon reportedly had a round in the breach and it was while sleeping that his finger accidentally pressed the trigger.

Efforts by the News Room to confirm the hours that the rank was on duty before he was shot have all proven futile. The News Room is however aware of policemen and women sometimes being forced to work more than twelve hours without being relieved due to the failure of other ranks to show up for work on time.

Repeated efforts today to contact several senior police officers for an official comment on the incident proved futile.

It was only two weeks ago that Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan told the media that he was having a very bad month with the police.

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