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Jul 29, 2010

Once called rogue cop, Jermaine Mangar, now faces police tribunal

What was once called the case of the rogue cop is now the case of the two Jermaines.  Detective Corporal Jermaine Mangar was initially charged along with Jermaine Palacio and Ernie Miranda for attempting to rob Chon Saan Palace. This was in April when the allegations were made about a ring of rogue cops operating within the department.  But no robbery actually occurred and the charge was subsequently dropped. The second charge of conspiracy was heard this morning but Mangar’s co-defendant, Palacio, was not present.  Apparently, the Director of Public Prosecution has ordered that the charge against Palacio be dropped and it seems that Palacio will testify against Mangar.  But that wasn’t the only roadblock that the officer faces.  He found out that he will also be facing a police tribunal while his case is still before Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb-McKenzie.  It’s an unusual move but it is on that has the defense team up in arms.

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney for Jermaine Mangar

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“The police have gone ahead and served Mr. Mangar, one of their own, with three charges which they will hear disciplinary against him based on the same information that has to do with the allegations in the court of law. So notice what is happening here, Anita. The police have brought criminal charges against Mr. Mangar. It is now basically public knowledge that those charges look like they ain’t gonna hold up. One has fallen by the wayside, one left to go. Mr. Manger, being the keen CIB personal that he is, he observed today in court that one co-defendant was not in the court that. So he inquired of the court, is there an explanation as to why the other person is not here to be informed that they have withdrawn charges against that person because clearly the intention is to take him now and use him as an instrument to stab manger. The law is if you charge Mister Mangar and that other person, that other person can’t come to court and put the blame on Mr. Mangar, oh dah he mi do it, oh dah he mi organize it, oh dah he mi seh it cause the words of a co-accused can’t sink another co-accused. So what they’re doing is  they are playing shenanigans with that person to say well yoh si wi di protect yoh. You noh eena no jeopardy fi go dah no prison. Deal wid dah man now, dat dah weh di go on.”

Anita Nembhard

“You’re faced with disciplinary actions. Tell us what you are going to do for next week Thursday?”

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Jermaine Mangar, Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

“As a police officer, I know the rules. I know what exactly would have happened. I anticipated what would have happened and so said, so it happened. However, disciplinary charges I will deal with it differently. I know the protocols to deal with that. In regards to the incident that happened in court, I already knew what would have happened. From the moment I stepped in and I saw absence of the co-defendant I knew exactly what was the situation. However, the Police Department Act clearly states once a serving member of the police department is charged criminally, he shouldn’t be charged disciplinary.  Either he charged criminally and not disciplinary or disciplinary and not criminal So I will deal with that differently. I will take recourse the right way.”

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley

“They are now seeking to destroy him internally. The police will set up t heir own court, referred to by police officers as a kangaroo court. They will select who will be his judge and they will even select a lawyer for him. A police officer will be made available to defend him against the same charges which he have in a crim—dehn noh even di wait. Dehn noh even di wait pan di court. Dehn done figure hear weh happen, dah whole thing deh noh wah stand up in a court of law where there is evidence and proof and standards to be met. Dehn wah have fi dehn own court.”

PC Mangar’s conspiracy trial is set for the twenty sixth of August in Magistrate Court number one. However next week Thursday on August Fifth, he is scheduled to appear at a police tribunal.  The letter with which he was served indicates three charges including: acting to the prejudice of good order and discipline; acting as the master mind conspiring that a robbery be committed at Chon Saan Restaurant, and acting with a common purpose to facilitate the commission of a robbery at Chon Saan thus bringing the department into disrepute.

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2 Responses for “Once called rogue cop, Jermaine Mangar, now faces police tribunal”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    Will we ever get to publicly air……………THE BROASTER REPORT????????????

  2. macal rivera says:

    this dickie dog is disgusting, he has no shame, with all criminals that make Belize look bad he always deh with dem, sometimes I feel he organize some of this crimes

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