Cop under close arrest after altercation with Linden businessman

The confrontation between the officer and the businessman at the Mackenzie Police Station

A policeman, who was involved in an altercation with a Linden (Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice) businessman on Sunday last is under close arrest and legal advice is being sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter.
On Sunday last, police reported that the businessman was arrested for allegedly assaulting the cop.
According to reports, at about 07:00h on Sunday, police visited the Tropical Reflections Bar located at Five Corner, Mackenzie, Linden, and instructed the Disc Jockey (DJ) to turn off the music but he refused. He was arrested and taken to the Mackenzie Police Station.
At the station there was a confrontation between the officer and the DJ.
Sometime later, the proprietor of the business visited the station to enquire about the DJ and the “disorderly behaviour” arrest allegation.
Police stated that the businessman was asked to leave the station, and it is alleged that while leaving, he assaulted one of the police ranks, causing other ranks intervene and thus leading to his arrest also.
Both the DJ and businessman were later released on self-bail and instructed to return to Mackenzie Police Station on Monday.
However, a video was posted on social media which showed that there was a heated altercation between the businessman and a police officer. The footage captures a police officer punching and kicking the businessman while he was on the ground.
Upon rising to his feet, the businessman attempted to confront the police officer but was restrained by other officers who intervened to prevent further escalation. In light of this incident, the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility launched an investigation, and the cop was placed under close arrest. (G9)