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Jun 29, 2010

Attorney Dickie Bradley says cops never had evidence against Mangar

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The policeman that was detained and subsequently charged was Police Constable Jermaine Mangar.  But his attorney Dickie Bradley says the police really have no evidence against Mangar because the more serious charge against his client is about to be withdrawn.

Richard “Dickie” Bradley, Attorney for P.C. Jermaine Mangar

“His name is tarnished because it happened at a time the police and the government were saying that police officers are involved in criminal activity. They are like a kind of mastermind for a net, a ring of many of the criminal

Richard "dickie" bradley

things that were taking place. From then until now, the only person that has been arrested is Mr. Mangar and at the time of his arrest, at the time he was brought to court you could already see that there was something wrong with the charges; that he was alleged to have taken part in a robbery which never occurred and that he was alleged to have conspired with people who they can’t establish a link with him. So it is our understanding that in fact, if not both, one of the charges is going to be withdrawn. The Robbery; there is no evidence to link Mr. Mangar to robbery. The Conspiracy, as far as I know has not yet been withdrawn because they want to do further investigation to see if they can establish a link. I want to tell you right away that one of the hardest things to prove in the criminal court is a conspiracy because you have to go inside somebody mind to say what they were thinking. So the fact that the robbery is being withdrawn is an indication that from the very beginning what Mr. Mangar was saying was true; that there was some sting operation, there was some attempt to hurry grab somebody in order to feed this information that we really deh pan top ah things, that we are—not a single of the other high ranking officers—Mr. Mangar is not a high ranking officer. Not a single high ranking officer has been arrested for any crime or for even conspiring to commit any crime. So that whole thing look like it’s another egg on their faces in regards to brining charges and then there is no evidence to sustain the charges.”

“It was April first? I think the press conference was the All Fool’s Day press conference. Well it turns out that the charges are going to be some All Fool’s charges too because if you charge a man with robbery, he’s a police officers, it’s basically a police case, it’s going to take you two months to find out that you didn’t have information? You mean they were sitting on information knowing that there was nothing to connect this man to a robbery? And it’s only when his court case is coming up in a few days time, they want to do this to save some kind of embarrassment?  He is simply on suspension to be reinstated if in fact the charges fall by the wayside, if he comes to court and he is exonerated. So he wants to serve the police department, he loves his job, he loved what he was doing. It’s a painful thing that he has gone through but it shows the dedication and it shows that in fact he is not somebody who is going to carry a small grudge.”

Mangar was charged on April sixth and while senior officers were not charged, Jermaine Palacio was arraigned for Attempted Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery at Chon Saan Palace. The following Monday, a third suspect, Ernie Hyatt Miranda was also charged.

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6 Responses for “Attorney Dickie Bradley says cops never had evidence against Mangar”

  1. BELIZEAN PRIDE says:

    the FUNNY part of this issue is that the PUP condem all the crime happening in the jewel but if we watch it, the lawyer that fights for thess criminals is ONE OF THE PUP’S OWN POLITICAL MEMBER. damn!! this is our normall justice system and political parties doing their thing.

  2. Lany says:

    Duhhh… even little me knew that the charges wouldn’t hold ….

  3. Omar says:

    If the POLICE would stop playing politics and INVESTIGATE properly then the EVIDENCE would stand out and no lawyer would penetrate through ‘true justice’. Don’t give the garbage about lawyer Crap. If the police operate to the tune of the political masters then they know full well that their charges won’t stand out in COURT. But even if Belizean Pride is Right (and he’s not) then He should look up the time when the present PRIME MINISTER defended a known Drug Trafficker known as Faustino Moh charged with half a ton of Cocaine. Does that make Barrow a Narco-Attorney?

  4. kairishie says:

    i hope that it is in the conscent of the lawers that they are the ones corrupting the country more and increasing the crimes. the fight criminals cases and let criminals free so that they commit more crimes. arent the educated ones the person that are suppose to up lift the country but what are the lawyers doing. come on lawyers the money is good but the citizens life are bad

  5. kairishie says:

    i hope that it is in the conscent of the laywers that they are the ones corrupting the country more and increasing the crimes. the fight criminals cases and let criminals free so that they commit more crimes. arent the educated ones the person that are suppose to up lift the country but what are the lawyers doing. come on lawyers the money is good but the citizens life are bad

  6. Rhenae Nunez says:

    Please understand that Belize’s crime crisis is not a PUP or UDP thing…Everyone has the right to an attorney and an attorney has the right to accept or turn down any case. The political hue of the persons involved has nothing to do with the case….in the infamous Broaster Report…Supt. Broaster gave a play by play report of how they would have framed Mangar….The serious issue at hand here is some of the sick minds that are in the Police Department…Often I have heard of police planting drugs – I am compelled to believe such allegations if a senior officer has displayed that he will go to great length to bring down a fellow officer supposedly for his own advancement. That is really sick…what about the infamous Jermaine Fuentes case – is Fuentes still alive and if so – when will they bring him home. Same Broaster was alleged to have been involved in that scenario…who will put a stop to this? Why do the administration of the department continue to condone people of his like?
    When will disciplinary measures be taken against cops who perpetrate such acts? The Cop who claimed girls beat her up and cause her to lose her unborn child -only to find out she had an abortion a month prior? And a litany of stories…why do officers who embarrass us and the department not disciplined? Please man – we need to deal with the real issues.

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