Top Cop promises disciplinary action against corrupt cops

first_imgPolice Commissioner Leslie James has promised that ranks found guilty of misconduct will not be condoned within the Guyana Police Force.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesThe Commissioner’s statement comes as the GPF is celebrating its 180th Anniversary and a week after Crime Chief Lyndon Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate a probe into corruption allegations levelled against him.James has acknowledged that there is the pervasive issue of corruption among his ranks.Among the allegations against Alves is his alleged use of his influence during his tenure as Commander of B Division to protect rogue cops. Another allegation levelled against the Crime Chief is his reported influence used to prevent his daughter, who was involved in an accident, from being charged. In that incident, the young woman allegedly struck four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran close to his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.However, after she was arrested, she was later placed on $20,000 station bail and over two years later, she is yet to be charged.Meanwhile, the Top Cop in a statement said, “…the membership of the Guyana Police Force number in excess of seven thousand (7000), most of whom have been professional, law-abiding, conscientious and humble. And for those who chose to run contrary, disciplinary actions have been taken against them”.Improved serviceCommissioner James said as the Force proceeds further in 2019, the administration seeks to strengthen systems that will result in improved service to communities and citizens of Guyana.The Commissioner highlighted that in 2019, the Force will seek to bolster its system of prosecution through the operationalisation of the Police Prosecutors’ Coordinating Unit.Additionally, the Training Board will be operationalised, which will evaluate and supervise the revision of the Force’s training curricula as necessary.The Traffic Advisory Board will also be operationalised, which will evaluate traffic management posture and coordinate appropriate improvement strategies.  He noted that the Force will realign its divisional boundaries to the regional administrative boundaries to foster greater cooperation at the regional level as well as strengthen the management of Divisions and commitment by ranks.The Police Force is celebrating 180 years of being in existence; a celebration which commenced on July 1.As the anniversary is being observed under the theme, “Serving and protecting our nation through collaboration and dedication”, on Tuesday Commissioner of Korps Politie Suriname Roberto Prade, who is visiting Guyana for the occasion, met with Commissioner James and other senior ranks and discussed matters that commonly affect both countries such as human trafficking, drugs trafficking and smuggling of arms and ammunition and several other aspects of transnational crimes.They also discussed the importance of strengthening their intelligence sharing arms and contining to work closer.last_img read more

Shortage of Arsenal goals is worrying, admits Arsene Wenger

first_img Arsenal have six goals in their last eight games in all competitions 1 Arsene Wenger has conceded his Arsenal side must find a quick answer to their lack of goals in recent weeks.The Gunners go into the weekend two points off the top of the Premier League and travel to face long-term adversaries Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.Wenger saw his side blow the Red Devils apart with a scintillating start to their meeting at the Emirates Stadium in October – scoring all three goals in their 3-0 win inside the opening 19 minutes.But, with six goals in their last eight games in all competitions, such a performance has not looked close to materialising of late.In the last week, Wenger has seen his side held to a 0-0 draw by Sky Bet Championship side Hull in the FA Cup fifth round and then lose 2-0 to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.They go to Old Trafford having won their last league game in the dying embers of a clash with leaders Leicester, with former United forward Danny Welbeck grabbing the injury-time winner.Wenger will be hoping his return can add more goals to a faltering frontline having admitted he is concerned by Arsenal’s form in front of goal.“That’s a good question – and it’s a bad answer,” he replied when asked why his team had stopped scoring.“If I had an obvious answer…. It’s going through my head at the moment. I agree that our goals have dried up seriously and we have to find a solution. I’m conscious of that.“There’s many aspects that I analyse at the moment and we have to find a quick answer.”The 3-0 victory in north London on October 4 has been hailed by Wenger as their best result of the campaign so far – despite also beating Manchester City and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.“We had a good performance against (United),” he said.“I think we took them a little bit by surprise and we played at a high pace from the start and closed down well early on. We need to play at that pace again.“We had some good results at the Emirates, we beat City, we beat Bayern and United but it was maybe one of our best.“I was surprised we were 3-0 up. You expect always a good performance.”last_img read more