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Jan 24, 2012

To prosecute or not prosecute Corporal Peck

Gino Peck

There’s dissention in the ranks at the police department. It stems from a raid at the Curassow Street home of thirty-nine year old Police Corporal Gino Peck and his wife Loretta. The couple was busted over the weekend with a significant quantity of ammunition.  They were charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition and were due before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer in court today but they were no-shows. The police have not moved to arraign Peck even though the court book had been lodged on Monday. When the magistrate inquired about their whereabouts the court prosecutor informed her that Peck had been released from police custody on Monday evening.  It was later discovered that the court book which should have been lodged by the arresting officer today had instead been lodged by an officer attached to the Prosecution Branch on Monday.  Under instructions the ledger was retrieved and it remains uncertain at this point whether the matter will proceed before the court.  The prosecutor was given the option to adjourn the case to a later date which has been set for February sixteenth. But from the looks of it, the matter will not proceed to court and the police charge is to be withdrawn.

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6 Responses for “To prosecute or not prosecute Corporal Peck”

  1. BeReal says:

    They know Peck charging Peck would be opening a pandora box…politicians dem a fraud. Happy to know this hard working police officer won’t face the ridicule these jr police (GSU) were hoping…

  2. rasman says:

    These idiots have blown and expose an intelligent officer, similar to an CIA officer name and photo comes to light. POLITICS is suppose to lift a country, but POLITCIS in Belize has pushed us into cesspool of corruption feul by greed

  3. Rich Kid says:

    What? Possesion of multiply firearms and he is not gonna get prosecuted. He broke the law no one is above the law. The Minister of Police should instantly look into this or hand in his resignation papers. An extra handgun other than the police issued is ok but all this firepower in the possesion of a single man OUTRAGEOUS!!! Force him to resign as the department has forced other police officers to resign over minor issues…nuff said

  4. CEO says:

    I could not understand in the first place why he was charged for having a weapon and ammunition when these are the tools of his trade. I am sure there is more to this story than the public will ever know!

    What about the crooks running all over the country creating maham try to find those guys first I would say.

  5. from the west says:

    If the guy is not involved in criminal activity, the GSU should be reprimanded for searching his house. If he is involved in criminal activity, then show the evidence. Stop harrassing the few good men Belize still has.

  6. Concerned says:

    A crime is a crime is a crime. No matter who it is. That is why our country is so corrupted and out of control. The law only applies to a few and not to all. Why do you think that no one respects our officers. Why do you think we have to spend millions of dollars to “keep the peace.” How can things change if we keep only applying the law to a few. This is blatant disrespect for the law.

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