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Mar 10, 2016

Questions Still Circulating over Bartender’s Murder

Edwin Ixpatac

Traditionally, the role of Police Officers is to protect and serve, but instead three Police Officers from San Pedro are actually accused of beating bartender Edwin Ixpatac so badly, he slipped into a coma and died. It is a deeply disturbing case, and if there is any slight consolation to be had, it is that on Tuesday, Police Constables Reydel Teck, Jahsimir Cob and Romelio Logan were arraigned for his murder. It is alleged that the actions of the three officers were caught by surveillance cameras inside the station. Today Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezerie Phillips was still unable to understand what could have led the officers to do what they allegedly did.

 

ACP Dezerie Phillips, Regional Commander, Eastern Division North

“I really cannot speak to the thought and the process of the officers’ minds. I really don’t know what was in their minds why they would really think of doing something of that serious nature. The investigation on both levels continues, but for the time being we had enough evidence both on the criminal side and on the internal side where appropriate charges have been laid.”

 

Dezerie Phillips

Reporter

“Would you be able to reveal whether that surveillance footage does show these specific officers in an altercation with the victim?”

 

ACP Dezerie Phillips

“I wouldn’t want to speak to what the surveillance camera is showing us because then that is actually speaking of what evidence there is and I am not able to discuss that in public. That’s for the Court.”

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1 Response for “Questions Still Circulating over Bartender’s Murder”

  1. Ernesto Godoy says:

    I am Ernesto Godoy and im jusy saying this GOD is not sleeping……I was brutalize by 4 san pedro police on the 1 of january 2016 me and some friends were socializing at the senior mariling bar a fight broke out and everyone was rushing to get out i stumle upon a police and that was it….i was approach i then told he remember me im the one you sold the weed inside cell block at police station, seems he got mad cause other officers were around he ordered pc to handcuff me, they then proceed to walk with me on the beach to police station upon reaching infront of a church between marling and feidos i was clothes line with and object and choked out cold of which i then felt a sharp hard kick to my left rib i was taken up off the groung anhd taken to police station wher i was Badly beaten and put in a cell a good Police Seargent came in from no where and saw me and ordered them to take me to the poly clinic imediatelly…..i stayed in hospital for a half of my new years day on a hospital bed with 2 broken ribs and 2 swollen eyes that are bust up and my lips well bust up…. so im saying this to you all who i went to to seek help and just take my report and did nothing you are all responsible for that bartender……….

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