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Guyana to Investigate Police Force

The government has agreed to investigate Guyana’s police force, which has been criticized over the past year for alleged extra-judicial killings, the opposition said Tuesday. The police — struggling with criminal gangs that routinely target officers in shootings and rob business leaders at gunpoint — have arrested few suspects but killed dozens during raids over the years. Prisons are also overcrowded with inmates, many of whom have been locked up for years but have not yet been tried. The government has blamed a judicial backlog. “We are happy that the inquiry is being conducted,” opposition General Secretary Oscar Clarke said. The investigation, the first of its kind into the police force, is to take three months. Full Story

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