Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Featured, Trials » Dismissed cop gets five years salary
Mar 1, 2011

Dismissed cop gets five years salary

Aldo Ayuso

After several trips to the courthouse, a lawsuit filed by ex-police officer, Aldo Ayuso, ended today before Justice Oswell Legall in the Supreme Court. Ayuso sued the Commissioner of Police and the Belize Advisory Board for wrongful dismissal from the Police Department. This morning he was awarded five years of salaries plus interest, all allowances, and increments. While that’s a victory for Ayuso, he has indicated that he will appeal because he wants to be reinstated as police officer. Ayuso was charged and cleared for Manslaughter after the fatal shooting of Leslie Rogers in 2005. He was fired later that year for allegedly pulling a gun on civilians during a confrontation. But it wasn’t until last Friday, over five years later, that Ayuso received an official letter of dismissal saying “be informed that you are hereby dismissed from the Belize Police Department effective February twenty-fifth, 2011, on the advice of the Solicitor General as a result of your conviction in a Disciplinary Tribunal on the charge of “Use of a Firearm without Just Cause.”

Be Sociable, Share!

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

7 Responses for “Dismissed cop gets five years salary”

  1. Belize City says:

    It is about time the judiciary tries to be fair. Ayuso was manipulated for political videos, racism, etc. Why was that necessary when the real gang bangers were out making a nuisance with grenades. He was defending his life. Why punish him for doing his duty. Why is Belize out of Control? It is because there is no respect for the police force anymore. Why? Criminals are always right and officers are always threatened for their jobs. This is what made the gangs go out of control in Belize. The authorities grants the criminals freedom first. Why are they so afraid of punishing these satanic evil doers. CURFEW! Belize is out of Control. People are beginning to take their lives. Belizeans will soon live like Iraq and take drugs to stop the pain of family deaths to survive. It is a reality. They either kill us or we kill ourselves first. Belize is becoming the living hell. There should be more officers like Ayuso. When he did what he did the gangs got scared and calmed down, but when he was punished, evil continued to prevail.

  2. Disgusted! says:


  3. corf says:

    Good job Mr Ayuso, stand up for your rights and don’t let these people walk all over you.

  4. Earl Grey says:


  5. Editor says:

    I can’t believe this. First he fondles his young female students at St. Ignatius Primary School. Gets fired but nobody says a word. Then he shoots an unarmed guy showing no remorse. And he still gets a pay check!

  6. Editor says:

    I can’t believe this. First he fondles his female students at St. Ignatius primary school. He gets fired but the case is not publicized. Then he shoots an unarmed defenseless civilian. Leslie Rogers was a SJC Sixth Form student who was shot in the middle of his forehead over “old beef”. It was NOT self defense as Ayuso claimed; but unfortunately, Leslie couldn’t testify, could he? Instead he had to rely on an incompetent system for justice, one that miserably failed him. So Ayuso got away again. There’s a reason why the police department won’t take him back. They didn’t buy his story in the first place. But now we have to pay him! Un-!@#$%^&-belizeable!

  7. corf says:

    He deserved to get paid just like everyone else and as for Leslie Rogers, he was no saint. I guess just like in your opinion they reward bad cops,in the opinion of others there are many like yourself that reward bad youths.

Leave a Reply