Saturday, April 21, 2012
Guyana's longtime police chief has resigned weeks after a judge dismissed a rape case against him.
Henry Greene declined to comment after President Donald Ramotar announced late Friday that he had offered to resign. Greene was placed on leave in December after a 34-year-old woman accused him of raping her at a hotel in November and said officers refused to take her complaint. Greene denied the allegations and said the sex was consensual. A judge later ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence.
Greene had faced other accusations during his 30 years with the department. In 2006, the U.S. revoked his visa over alleged links to drug trafficking. He has also denied those allegations. Assistant Police Commissioner Leroy Brummel is expected to be appointed as the new chief.