Ramjattan hails former Police Commissioner as “extremely good Cop”

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Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has confirmed that Assistant Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine was granted his request to proceed on early retirement.

Speaking with the media at the sidelines of an event at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre Wednesday, the Security Minister lauded the work of the Senior police officer and said he would have preferred if Ramnarine had remained on the job.

“He was an extremely good cop in my opinion and I would certainly miss the fact of his leadership style and all of that, but of course, we must respect his decision,” the Minister said.

Ramnarine, who has been on leave since September 2018, made the request to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry this month to proceed on early retirement.

The Assistant Commissioner was acting in the position of Commissioner of Police from February 2018, however, he was bypassed for the position and Leslie James was appointed Commissioner of Police on August 31, 2018, by President David Granger.

President Granger declined to list his reasons for not choosing Ramnarine for the post.

The President had also appointed Lyndon Alves, Maxine Graham, Nigel Hoppie and Paul Williams as Deputy Commissioners.

Prior to these appointments, President Granger had made it clear that the new Police Commissioner should be “unbribable.”

Following the appointments, Ramnarine proceeded on leave which he later extended in January.

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