The Office of Professional Responsibility of the Guyana Police Force has forwarded the file on the Police shooting death of Kitty resident Peter Headley to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for additional investigation.
Earlier today, the Public Relations Officer for the Director of Public Prosecutions indicated that the DPP’s office had received the file and had returned it to the Police for additional investigation.
However, this evening she clarified that the file has not been sent to the DPP as yet for any legal advice. She explained that the process is now with the Police Complaints Authority and after that Authority’s probe, then the file will be dispatched to the DPP or the Police Legal Advisor for advice on possible charges.
It’s been more than six weeks since Headley was shot dead by the Police.
The investigation was conducted by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility, but that office has been very tightlipped on the probe.
The incident took place back in May when Headley and one of his friends were stopped by the Police. The Police claimed that the men were suspects in a robbery since they had a tv in the car Headley was driving, which was similar to one stolen days before during a break and entry.
The two men were arrested and separated.
Headley was placed in the front passenger seat of his car, while one Police officer took over the driving and another sat in the back seat.
The officers claimed that while they were driving to the Police station, the arrested man tried to reach for a gun under his seat and was shot in return.
There was no gun found in the vehicle and several questions have been raised by the man’s family.
The family of the dead man is convinced that he was killed in cold blood. They are pressing for murder charges to be filed against the two Police officers.