Interdicted Cop remanded for threatening to kill wife, illegal gun & ammo

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Interdicted Cadet Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Franz Paul, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the charged with two firearm-related offences and threatening to kill his reputed wife.

The embattled officer pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that August 20 at Lot 114 Second Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown he had a .32 pistol in his possession when he is not a licenced firearm holder. He also denied that he had 30 live matching rounds of ammunition.

Paul also denied that he made use of threatening behaviour towards his reputed wife, Rachael Carew.

His attorney, Damien DaSliva in his plea for bail, noted that firearm was not found in his client’s possession.

Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail and informed the court that on the day in question, Paul brandished a firearm at his reputed wife and threatened to kill her.

The couple ended up in a scuffle and the woman managed to disarm Paul.

The court heard that the victim ran out of the house and gave the firearm to a neighbour, who then handed it over to the police.

Paul was later arrested at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

The officer was remanded to prison until September 3 on the grounds that he is a threat to public safety.

In May, Paul had a criminal matter discharged against him after he compensated the victim, Alex Griffith, $2M.

Paul was accused of shooting the then 15-year-old Griffith in the mouth.

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