Cop under close arrest after caught assaulting civilian at Wales Police station
See below full statement issued by the Guyana Police Force:
Cognisant of a video posted on social media in which a Police Constable attached to the Wales Police Station was seen physically assaulting a man who was in police custody, throwing him off his feet by pulling at the foot cuffs and then dragging him into the lockups, the Guyana Police Force is informing the public that the policeman involved has been placed under close arrest while the man was released from custody and sent away the same night.
The unsavory and unacceptable incident occurred during the night of Friday, June 25, 2021, after the man had driven a car into a canal at Wales, WBD, and was arrested and taken to the station for a breathalyser test to be conducted.
The GPF does not condone the excessive use of force nor mistreatment of persons taken into custody by police ranks. Urgent investigations into this matter are being conducted by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility, the results of which will be made public.