More than a month after Crime Chief, Lyndon Alves was suspended from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) following allegations of corrupt practices, Police Commissioner, Leslie James revealed that the senior cop has been cleared.
Earlier today, the Commissioner of Police, when questioned, said that an investigation which had been conducted into allegations, made against the Crime Chief, cleared him of any wrongdoing.
James did not say when Alves is expected back on the job. Currently, senior Superintendent of Police, Michael Kingston is acting as Crime Chief.
In June last, a number of damning allegations were made 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 new CID heads have been fingered in corrupt practices.
Guyana Standard has been informed that ranks were 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.