OPR launches investigation after Brazilian national allegedly beaten by cop

A Brazilian national is accusing a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) of severely beating him while he was in the company of his friends and girlfriend on the Kingston Seawall in Georgetown on Wednesday evening.
Wellington Dos Santos told another section of the media that, while on the seawalls, an argument erupted between his girlfriend and the girlfriend of the Police officer, and that ultimately led to a confrontation and then a physical altercation.
He said that in an attempt to make peace, he intervened, but instead became the victim, as the Police officer started to assault him.
According to a friend of Dos Santos, the Police officer, who was not in uniform, pulled out a firearm and began beating the Brazilian, while also kicking Dos Santos’s girlfriend in the stomach and punching her.
Dos Santos reportedly suffered a broken nose and other injuries, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. It is unclear what injuries his girlfriend sustained.
Following allegations which were made public, the GPF on Friday confirmed being in receipt of the report, and said the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has launched an investigation.
“The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is currently investigating a report of an alleged incident involving a Police rank and a Brazilian, identified as Wellington Dos Santos, who was hanging out with his girlfriend and a group of friends at a spot on the Kingston Seawall, Georgetown on Wednesday night”, the Police stated.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Clifton Hicken, has assured that the matter would be thoroughly investigated.