TWO BROTHERS of South Oropouche intend to go to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) today to file complaints against police officers who they claim have failed to respond to reports made against a gang of men in the area.
Davan Ramsewak, 41, and younger brother Adesh Ramsewak, 27, of St John's Road, said they are fed up of the inaction of the police regarding separate claims of victimisation.
The alleged inaction by the police dates back to 2007 when Davan Ramsewak said he was beaten and shot at by a group of men, but police failed to take action against them.
The elder brother said he was first attacked by the men when he went to collect $17,000 for work he had done transporting truckloads of dirt for a landfill, after a previous cheque for the amount had bounced.
The beating by the men was so severe that Davan Ramsewak spent three days at hospital.
The incident was reported at Oropouche Police Station.
A warrant has been issued for the payee, but police have failed to arrest him over the last five years.
"Up to now this man is free and he is all over the place. I can't understand why the police cannot arrest him", said Davan Ramsewak.
His younger brother, Adesh Ramsewak, said for the last two months he has been assaulted by the same gang of men.
He said on August 25 he was harassed on two occasions near their home when the gang chopped his vehicle with a cutlass, threw stones at it and broke a window. He was again harassed and heckled five days later.
He said he went to the Oropouche station and reported the incidents, but police claimed they did not have a vehicle to visit the scene.
The younger Ramsewak said the police officer who took the report advised him to obtain an estimate of the damages to the vehicle and return to the station.
"But everytime I go to the station, the policemen always telling me to come back. I am always getting a run-around," said Adesh Ramsewak. "On Saturday, a police officer sitting behind the desk said I am making allegations against the police and he cussed me and chucked me out of the station. Another police officer threatened to lock me up and 'deal with me'."
The brothers said they hope the PCA can fully investigate why the policemen have failed to act upon their reports.