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A Detective Sergeant in a Facebook live which has since been removed, alleged that senior ranks in the Police Force is hindering the investigations into the death of Ricardo Fagundes popularly known as “Paper Shorts” who was shot and killed execution style outside of Palm Court in March of 2021. This allegation has caught the attention of AFC leader Kemraj Ramjattan.
In a Press statement Ramjattan said “We believe that now that that has been borne out there is need for at least, the very minimum the Police Complaints Authority to hold an investigation into this alleged cover-up from high quarters within the CID branch”
The former Public Security Minister described the allegation as “alarming” and added “Since the coalition has been out of office that almost all the recommendations made by the British Security sector export has been shelved by the Ministry and by the Police Force and that is we will all of these problems. So the continuation of the professionalism of the police force would have come to a halt we would experience all this manner of misdeeds at high levels”
The Guyana Police Force in a press release, has taken note of a video which was circulating on social media which has now been deleted, and a subsequent post on Facebook by Dion Bascom. The Office of Professional Responsibility has since been instructed to commence an investigation.