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MCC suspends City Police Director Garwo

By Lincoln G. Peters 

The Monrovia City Government has with immediate effect suspended Col. Thomas Garwo, the Director of Monrovia City Police, for actions inconsistent with professional ethics and his alleged disrespect for the rule of law. 

Mr. King Prince Andrew, Director General for Internal Operations at the Monrovia City Government explained that on Saturday, 9 April 2022, Col. Garwo reportedly blocked the entrance leading to a public garage situated on the Congo Town Back Road, a suburb of Monrovia.

Mr. Andrew said the incident did not just pose an unnecessary embarrassment to the public, but also to the government, especially officials of government and private owners whose vehicles were kept in the garage thereby preventing their movement.

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He said Col. Garwo’s action came at a time the Monrovia City Government was mourning over the irreparable loss of the Deputy Director for Operations of the Monrovia City Police, Col. Simeon B. Mayson, whose funeral the management was commemorating.

He noted that they expect Col. Garwo to exhibit and demonstrate ethical standards at all levels of the city’s security and show greater respect for the rule of law.

“Col. G. Thomas Garwo is being urged to report to the Professional Standards Section of the Monrovia City Police and turn over with immediate effect all properties of the Monrovia City Government within his possession including the vehicle used to block the entrance leading to the garage,” Director Andrew noted.

He continued that while undergoing investigation, Col. Jimmy Wilson, Deputy Director for Administration, will act and manage the affairs of the Monrovia City Police.

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