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Aug 14, 2017

Cop Charged for Unlawfully Removing Urine Sample

Ismael Monima

This morning, Police Constable Ismael Monima was taken before the Corozal Magistrate’s Court for tampering with evidence. The junior officer is being accused of perverting the course of justice after he removed a urine specimen from the Traffic Office at the Corozal Police Station. According to a Corporal of Police, last Thursday morning around four-thirty, he obtained a urine sample from a resident of Corozal Town, who was charged for an alcohol related offence. Later in the day, at around five p.m., he made checks in the refrigerator and discovered the specimen and chain of custody were missing.  P.C. Monima was seen in the office just before the sample and documents went missing. Professional Standards Branch Commander Chester Williams says that Monima returned the specimen when he was confronted.

 

Chester Williams

ACP Chester Williams, Commander, Professional Standards Branch

“A corporal of police in Corozal Town reported that on August tenth, they had conducted an operation within Corozal during which they had arrested a male person for an alcohol-related offense, as a result of which urine sample was obtained from the individual so as to ascertain the level of alcohol content the person may have.  That sample was placed in a refrigerator in the traffic office around five a.m. on the tenth.  Around five p.m. on the said date, the corporal went to make checks in the refrigerator and discovered that the urine sample was missing from the refrigerator.  He immediately reported the matter to his superior who then reported the matter to my office and an investigation was launched into the matter.  During the course of the investigation, statements were obtained from persons within the police station who have seen PC Monima inside the traffic office searching, just prior to the sample going missing.  On August eleventh, about 7:50 a.m. thereabout, PC Monima returned the urine sample to another corporal, as a result of which he was later arrested and charged for the crime of perverting the course of justice.  He was taken to the magistrate’s court this morning, I am not familiar what the result of that is, but he has also been interdicted from duty in respect to that matter.”

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2 Responses for “Cop Charged for Unlawfully Removing Urine Sample”

  1. Rod says:

    This goes to show you that this whole gov. Starting from the pm down are corrupt wake up belizeans you might be next to die or one of your family members .

  2. Marwaione says:

    Wow! The little $$$received is not enough to hold you over until retirement. Do your job with pride and don’t fall into corruption.

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