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Jun 21, 2017

Rogue San Pedro cops extorted, robbed tourist

Denfield Ramos

Even as they celebrate police week, two police officers in San Pedro were taken to court this afternoon on a slew of charges including theft and extortion. Police Corporal Denfield Ramos is facing charges of Theft, Extortion and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon while Special Constable Orlando Mendez was charged with Theft and Extortion. A third constable, Malcolm Ramirez agreed to testify on behalf of the crown and was not charged but will face disciplinary actions within the department. The trio was detained on Tuesday in the island for an incident involving a tourist. Both Ramos and Mendez were granted bail but in the case of Ramos he was remanded because of the charge involving use of a firearm, in this case, the police issued service weapon. Ramos will have to apply for bail to the Supreme Court; Mendez returns to court on August seventeenth.

The cops were arrested based on a report made by twenty-eight- year old Timothy Braun who was accused of smoking marijuana, handcuffed and taken by the rogue cops to an isolated area near Boca del Rio. Bran reported that he was held at gunpoint and told to hand over his money. He told the cops he had no cash on him and that his money was at his apartment. The cops then drove him to the apartment, ransacked it and took five hundred dollars in U.S. currency which they split among themselves. Before leaving him, the officers warned him not to speak of the ordeal. But he did which led to an investigation and the arrest of the rogue cops.

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1 Response for “Rogue San Pedro cops extorted, robbed tourist”

  1. Mike G says:

    Happy Police Week!

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