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Oct 5, 2017

Police Begin Review of O.W. ‘Riot’

The Police Department has promised a review of the incident on September sixth at Tower Hill in Orange Walk. Supporters of the People’s United Party, having rallied in downtown Orange Walk against ex-Minister Gaspar Vega, went down to the toll bridge and blocked it, resulting in police pushing protestors back and releasing tear gas when they refused to back down. In the process, both P.U.P. Leader John Briceño and reporter Marisol Amaya were mistreated. The Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, is to meet with Operations Commander Edward Broaster to begin the formal review of the incident.

 

Allen Whylie

Allen Whylie, Commissioner of Police

“I can’t say because I haven’t been privileged to have an update at this time. I do know that the commander was out of the country and should be back today and then I will speak with that commander.”

 

Aaron Humes

“Operations, I think it is?”

 

Allen Whylie

“Yes, Commander Operations, and I haven’t had an opportunity to speak to him as yet. But I am certain that the matter is being reviewed and is being investigated, and when that is done I guess we will come back to the media.”

 

The Commissioner would not offer an opinion on whether the Riot Act should have been read before the release of tear gas and other movements, as that is part of the incident review.

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