Head of TSU sees need for ‘softer hand’ in protest situations

Head of TSU sees need for ‘softer hand’ when responding to protest situations

October 29, 2012. Georgetown Guyana –  Capitol News Video

The Head of the Tactical Services Unit Senior Superintendent Lyndon Alves believes there is the need for some changes to the way the TSU and its riot squad respond to situations that could be considered hostile, situations like protests. He told the Linden Commission of Inquiry that the there is need for a softer hand when responding to situations like the protests which took place in Linden on July 18th.
Alves said in the future there should also be more mediation.

The Linden Commission of Inquiry is also expected to make recommendations about the operations of the Guyana Police Force in wake of the incident on July 18 that resulted in 3 people being shot dead and over 2 dozen others being injured.

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