Investigation into arrest of lawyer complete, file sent to DPP


The investigation, launched one week ago, into the arrest of Attorney Tameika Clarke who was arrested by ranks of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) after she advised her client to remain silent is complete.

A statement from Police Headquarters Friday noted that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack is in possession of the case file of the investigation.

The investigation was conducted by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility.

The police statement came hours before a planned protest set for noon on Friday outside SOCU’s Camp Street, Georgetown Office.

Clarke has said that legal proceedings are important to prevent a recurrence.

In this regard, she plans to not only commence proceedings for her false imprisonment but will also be seeking exemplary damages.

Clarke’s arrest over her effort to allow her client to exercise his constitutional right has been rounded condemned by the Guyana Bar Association, Attorney General Anil Nandlall and other legal bodies from the region and further afield.

The Bar Association had specifically called on the Commissioner of Police to issue an apology to Clarke, compensate her for her unlawful imprisonment, launch a full investigation into the matter and institute disciplinary action including termination of any officers involved in the matter.

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