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Mar 29, 2004

Constable charged in San Pedro death

It took almost six weeks, but today the police department announced that one of its own has been charged in connection with the death of Leroy Pilgrim on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. P.C. Burton Caliz has been arrested and charged with manslaughter at the conclusion of a police investigation into the February twelfth incident. The altercation with police and Pilgrim’s death lead to a number of citizens attacking the Lions clinic and causing a disturbance as a form of protest.

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