Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton is accusing the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack S.C of being biased after she agreed with the recommendation of the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority, Justice (Ret'd) William Ramlal to have charges instituted on two other ranks for playing a role in the fatal shooting of Quindon Bacchus.
Norton, who was leading a protest today at Buxton said he believes the DPP agreed with this recommendation as a cover up of the involvement of other parties.
According to Norton "If they are saying this was something carried out by the Head of a particular unit, then the Head of that unit should know. How is it you not charging the Head of that unit but you are charging people who are not there?"
With this information, Norton says he has established that the two other officers who would have been charged “had nothing to do with this murder."
These two ranks have been identified as Lance Corporal Thurston Simon and Sergeant Dameion McLennon.
Simon will be charged with the offence of attempt to obstruct the course of justice, Contrary to Section 330 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:01 and the offence of Conduct prejudice to good order and discipline, Contrary to Section 4(z) of the Police (Discipline) Act, Chapter 17:01.
McLennon is to be charged with Attempt to obstruct the course of justice, Contrary to Section 330 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:0.
Bacchus was reportedly shot about six times to the body including once to the head on June 10 at Haslington, East Coast Demerara.