Superintendent to face disciplinary charge over ordering junior ranks to trail Opposition Leader

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Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton confronted the Policemen who were trailing him (Stabroek News photo)

The Police Commissioner (ag) Clifton Hicken and Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum have received legal advice for a disciplinary charge to be instituted against Superintendent Alistair Roberts.

They Break News understands that the charge stems from a directive Superintendent Roberts gave to his junior ranks to trail Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton, after the politician had visited the family of Quindon Bacchus at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on June 13.

Bacchus, 23, a father of one, was shot dead by a Police rank last month. The rank, Kristoff De Nobrega, 22, has since been charged with the capital offence of murder. He is currently on remand.

Police Headquarters in a statement Wednesday said: “Superintendent Alistair Roberts is to be charged with the offence of acting in a manner likely to bring discredit on the reputation of the Force, Contrary to Section 4(d) (vii) of the Police (Discipline) Act, Chapter 17:01, in relation to giving his junior ranks instructions to escort the Leader of the Opposition and not being truthful about it.”

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