Crime Chief Lyndon Alves cleared of criminal conduct – Top Cop

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Crime Chief Lyndon Alves has been cleared of any criminal conduct, according to Commissioner of Police Leslie James.

“He has been cleared of any criminal conduct,” James told the media Friday at the sidelines of an event at Parfaite Harmonie on the West Bank of Demerara.

The Police Commissioner, however, could not say when Alves would return to work, noting that other administrative issues were being dealt with internally.

“Well, internally administratively there is some other issues we dealing with and that is the final position,” the Police Commissioner said.

Alves, who also served as a Deputy Police Commissioner, was sent on leave on June 24, 2019, following allegations of corruption in the Berbice Division which surfaced in the media. The investigation was conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

The News Room had reported in June that a number of police officers have spoken out about alleged corrupt practices within the Force, which was first revealed in the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News.

It was reported that a group of junior ranks spoke out about a Lance Corporal and other senior ranks who were alleged to have been linked to a murder accused, Kelvin Shivgobin. Shivgobin was earlier this year killed during a shootout with police in Black Bush Polder, Berbice.

It was alleged that their numbers were found stored and in the call log of the mobile phone of the dead man.

The senior officer was accused of protecting those ranks linked to the dead man as they purportedly aid him in his activities in the division.

The senior rank in question also reportedly accused two detective constables in ‘B’ Division of being sources behind news reports, which has resulted in them being transferred.

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