wants Berbice Police Divisional Commander replaced
THE Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) has called on the authorities and the Commissioner of Police to immediately replace the 'B' (Berbice) Divisional Commander.
officer being referred to is Assistant Commissioner Ivelaw Whittaker, who was
recently posted to the 'Ancient County' in the reassignment of Divisional
Commanders since new Commissioner Winston Felix assumed his post.
release said it notes "with great concern" that Whittaker "was
the subject of a barrage
of criticisms for his seeming indifference to the victims of the
crime wave when he previously served at 'C' Division (East Coast Demerara)."
statement said 'C' Division was "singularly unsuccessful in the
apprehension of criminal elements, especially those operating out of
Buxton" and the former Divisional Head there "is coming under a
similar stream of criticisms in Berbice."
"shock and outrage" at the upsurge
in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), the IAC demanded that the Police halt
the crime wave there.
organisation said it is "extremely disturbed" by "the apparent
failure of the Guyana Police Force to apprehend the majority of the evil
perpetrators of these dastardly criminal deeds."
The IAC statement ended by calling for "speedy steps to curb this upsurge of crime, by apprehending these vicious criminal elements and placing them before the courts."
MAY 15, 2004.