AFTER two days of protests over the shooting death of Essequibo businessman, Orin Boston, police have managed to quell the situation at Dartmouth and remove debris from the road to allow for the free flow of traffic.
Speaking with reporters, Divisional Commander, Denise Griffith, said that after two days of engaging frustrated residents, the police have managed to get them to comply and cease protest actions.
Additionally, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has partnered with the Regional Democratic Council of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to clear debris from the roadway.
The bridge at Dartmouth was blocked to vehicular traffic for two days after the death of Boston, who was shot by a member of the GPF’s SWAT team during a police operation.
The autopsy performed on Boston showed that he died as a result of haemorrhage and shock from the gunshot injury he received to his chest. A single warhead was extracted from the businessman’s body.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Nigel Hoppie, during a press conference on Wednesday, had said that the matter is being investigated by the Office for Professional Responsibility, and the rank that fired the shot is under close arrest.