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Jan 3, 2013

Corozal man says he’s a victim of abuse

Heraldo Lara

A Corozal man is also claiming that he was the victim of abuse, but at the hands of a police officer. Heraldo Lara says that he was inquiring about his father at the hospital at around eight o’clock on the night of January first when he was confronted by three officers, including Juan Tun who allegedly administered the beating. Similar to previous cases of alleged police brutality, Lara was the one that ended up facing charges. He was locked up since the incident and spoke to News Five today after being granted bail at the Corozal Magistrate Court.


Heraldo Lara, alleges Police Brutality

“I mi deh dah hospital gone si my daddy and I just asked why they are not attending to my daddy so I come out and police just shout afta me and tell me mek I hush up, mek I shet up my mouth. I just ask he why he is shouting at me right caz I noh di do nothing and den he just grab me from my shirt and den handcuff me and when dehn done handcuff me, di man just come and punch me two time and I drop pan di floor and den ih kick me. When dehn put me pan di pickup di man just tell me—well, ih cuss me and tell me when I reach dah station dehn wah deal wid me.”


Delahnie Bain

“So what happened when you reached the station?”


Heraldo Lara

“Well, my family mi done deh right yah and from dat he just pass and watch me and ih laugh and dehn just ker me dah back. Dehn lock me up and from den I noh si he again.”


Delahnie Bain

“And this happened on New Year’s Day?”


Heraldo Lara

“Yes, on the first until today I get bail.”


Delahnie Bain

“What were you charged with?”


Heraldo Lara

“Assaulting a Police Officer, Threatening Words to a Police Officer, Damaged Property of a Police Officer and four charges I got, like for cursing a police officer.”


Delahnie Bain

“What property did they say you damaged?”


Heraldo Lara

“A shirt, thirty-five dollars shirt. Dehn put di price and everything, thirty-five dollars shirt.”



“What was your bail?”


Heraldo Lara

“Two thousand, five hundred dollars and I have to go dah court on March seventh.”


Lara has not indicated if he will press charges against the officer. 

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  1. Joe Lopez says:

    This guy is making his own story, what I think is that this guy assaulted the police officers! And was asking stupid that why he was roughed up by the officers!

  2. Joe Lopez says:

    Sorry for my misspelt, I wanted to say that this guy was acting stupid and was rude to the officers! He deserve it!

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