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OPR investigating Opposition Leader’s claim of Police following him

The Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is currently investigating the claims made by Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton that law enforcement officers were following him after leaving the home of Quindon Bacchus – the 23-year-old man that had was gunned down by a cop.

The GPF, in a statement, said that the investigation was initiated following “a social media post whereby ranks of the Police Force’s Regional Division 4’C’ allegedly followed the leader of the Opposition, Mr. Aubrey Norton on June 13th, 2022, after a visit he made at Golden Grove market street, East Coast Demerara.”

In a video circulated on social media, Norton was seen confronting the two police officers who were riding on motorcycles.

Norton had questioned why they were following him, but the officers responded that they “were just following orders.”

Following the confrontation, Norton, during his weekly press conference, had said that “while I may write the Guyana Police Force, I am not so sure that as a police state emerges, they have interest in anybody writing them. What they are seeking to do is to continue to violate people’s rights.”

Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken had said he was unaware that ranks from the Force had trailed the Opposition Leader.

Vice President Dr Bharrat Jadgeo had also weighed in on the issue, saying that Government has no interest in what the Opposition Leader is doing.

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