Crime Chief Lyndon Alves has been suspended following allegations that he was involved in a series of corrupt practices from the time he was made commander to now.
The Guyana Police Force served its Deputy Commissioner with the suspension letter yesterday. This decision comes as junior and senior ranks in Berbice have been speaking out to media operatives as whistleblowers.
A number of damning allegations were made over the past two weeks by Berbice whistleblowers who claimed that the Crime Chief was protecting rogue cops and replacing the heads of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in various divisions with his friends.
A list of names with all the ranks who have been transferred by the Crime Chief was provided to this news entity. Most of the officers who were assigned as the new CID heads have been fingered in corrupt practices.
The Guyana Standard has been informed that ranks are not allowed to arrest friends and family members of the Crime Chief.
The Berbice whistleblowers have also accused Alves of being in cahoots with the now dead bandit, Kelvin Shivgobin, who was killed during a shootout with police last month.
The officer’s phone number was found in the bandit’s call log. The allegations leveled against the Crime Chief are currently being investigated by the Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility.