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Sep 8, 2014

Police Says Faber Report Withdrawn…So Doesn’t Exist!

Raphael Martinez

At a press briefing called today, the newly formed Public Relations Unit of the Police did their best in a bad situation. When asked the question about the report made against Faber, Police Press Officer Raphael Martinez appeared uncomfortable. And as to the report – well the police line is that it was withdrawn, so it doesn’t exist. So, it is not expected that any charges will be brought against the minister.

 

Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“A report was made indeed and was subsequently withdrawn.”

 

Reporter

“Could you tell us the substance of that report or could you give us any information at all about that report?”

 

Raphael Martinez

“A report was made, and it was withdrawn. It was withdrawn, hence meaning that it does not exist.”

 

Reporter

“Well it exists, because it was made. Could you tell us the timeline when it was made and when it was withdrawn?”

 

Raphael Martinez

“I will not comment any further on that.”

 

Reporter

“But then are you concerned because this involves a Minister that this person may have been threatened or intimidated in any form or fashion to have withdrawn the statement? This is a fair question because it involves a public figure.”

 

Raphael Martinez

“I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t want to speculate. There are several instances, and it occurs on a daily basis here in the Police Department where several reports are made and are withdrawn almost immediately or later on. But this will not be the first report that has been made and subsequently withdrawn. So that’s all I want to say at this time.”

 

Reporter

“So you wouldn’t be able to tell us what time it was withdrawn?”

 

Raphael Martinez

“No Sir.”

 

Reporter

“Could you tell us if the Police did any investigation at all in relation to that report?”

 

Raphael Martinez – Police Press Officer

“If a report has been withdrawn, you cannot investigate a report that has been withdrawn. That’s it.”

 

Reporter

“That’s why I’m asking you about the timeline. If it was withdrawn at night, or withdrawn on Sunday or withdrawn this morning, then there was a space of time for an investigation.”

 

Raphael Martinez

“Suffice to say that it was withdrawn.”

 

It is not expected that any charges will be brought against the minister. But we note that this is the third time Minister of Education Patrick Faber has been in hot water this year. He’s been accused of throwing a cement block through his estranged wife’s windshield and also of colliding into a police vehicle then fleeing the scene.

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7 Responses for “Police Says Faber Report Withdrawn…So Doesn’t Exist!”

  1. Rod says:

    What a corrupt pm and gov. Damm they do whatever they please then they tell you outright that you will not get any answer this pm and gov are just corrupt and disgusting they are the shame upon this land of ours march people march send this pm and gov packing nothing but thieves and murderers in this ya gov.

  2. Power Balls says:

    I agree with you Rod. Of course there is no police record we all know that everything got covered. But, guess what? Karma is a b……. And is going to get you Faber and everyone that is helping you. It is a shame how politicians manipulate the police left and right. If they dont do what they say they get fired or send them back a bush far away from family. Mr prime minister show us that you care for Belizean women. Teach this woman beater a lesson. Show us that you are diferent. You have a daugther.

  3. CEO says:

    Belize has a 4th branch of government; enforcement or Police. These guys work at the behest of which ever government is in office.

    He is clearly part of the cover up but then again he needs to feed his family!

  4. Retired CEO says:

    How can we expect the legal justice system to work effectively, with the kind of leadership displayed by these buffoons called ministers of government. How can we expect our young people to respect law and order, when those who are in charge of the government easily break the law and are not held responsible. It goes beyond saying that this minister should do the nation of favor and resign. He is very poor example as a role model for young people. He is not fit to be called the minister of education Rise up Belizeans rise up and demand that this minister beheld responsible for his ruthless and negative behavior towards women.

  5. Retired CEO says:

    How can we expect the legal justice system to work effectively, with the kind of leadership displayed by these buffoons called ministers of government. How can we expect our young people to respect law and order, when those who are in charge of the government easily break the law and are not held responsible. It goes beyond saying that this minister should do the nation a favor and resign. He is a very poor example as a role model for young people. He is not fit to be called the minister of education Rise up Belizeans rise up and demand that this minister beheld responsible for his ruthless and negative behavior towards women.

    Furthermore, how could the police blatantly say that there is no record because the charges have been withdrawn. Once a police report has been made, even if the defendant withdraws her statement the report is kept as a future reference. In the vent there is another occurrence of this nature.

  6. Arete says:

    According to the Women’s Department handbook on Sexual Violence Page 23 specifically states “If a complainant requests the withdrawal of a charge, a statement should be taken setting out clearly the reasons for the withdrawal”. The section further states that even if there is a “withdrawal” this does not mean that the case is being dropped as the matter will be decided by the courts.
    As has been the trend with this administration in their failure to carry out complete and vigorous prosecutions to discipline wrong doings, corruptions, unethical behaviour (…destruction of maya ruin, illegal logging, selling passports to criminals, accounting fraud to name a few), by practically ALL their elected members, this will be another one swept under the rug. So what is the purpose of having good laws and not implementing them?
    http://www.humandevelopment.gov.bz/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Sexual-Violence-handbook.pdf

  7. Timber says:

    Ralph, you too trying to save your job and your a.s. When you lose your job when party changes, you and a whole lot of others will cry political victimization; something the UDP knows well about and how to execute. I won’t feel sorry for you nor a whole lot of others, from the WHIMPY commissioner down.

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