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Feb 3, 2014

GSU Head, Marco Vidal, speaks on Peck’s sentencing

GSU boss, Marco Vidal, has come under scrutiny during and after the trial and sentencing of Corporal Gino Peck. The search on the home of Peck on January twenty-first 2012 was conducted by members of the Gang Suppression Unit. And since the current top brass of the Police Department are saying this case should never have gone to court, there is significant speculation that it was pushed and prodded by Vidal. The head of the GSU generally stays out of the spotlight where possible, but now that the trial of Peck has concluded, he sent out a release to address that speculation. Vidal states that, “The suggestion that the case against Peck was motivated by some personal vendetta is preposterous. My interaction with Peck during the course of our careers has been at best, minimal. This, however, seems, of late, to be the cry of anyone who finds himself on the wrong end of the law, regardless of how remote or incredible the association.” Vidal also states that the search of Peck’s home, as well as the laying of charges, was sanctioned by then Commissioner of Police, David Henderson. He says that, “It was only after those charges had been laid that a directive was given to abort the proceedings. By that time the matter was out of our hands.” The GSU head states that they are satisfied that with the conviction, justice was done. Interestingly, he expresses that they discussed the case as a unit and were of the view that no useful purpose would have been served in Peck being committed to prison. He adds, “We did not see why though, he should not have faced a trial, especially since he was never made to face any disciplinary charges.” Finally, Vidal makes reference to the current atmosphere in the Belize Police Department, stating that despite the hostile environment prevailing, the unit will continue to carry out its mandate.

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4 Responses for “GSU Head, Marco Vidal, speaks on Peck’s sentencing”

  1. FAIR JUSTICE says:

    Marco Vidal is a PIG. U will have your day. And your wife is PIG #2.

  2. Al Rich says:

    This man knows very well what happened. He expected that the country would have come out against Mr Peck, he did not anticipate the mood of the people. I hope Belizeans now see what can happen when you stand together.

    I beg you please let your unity not die, stand against this government and come together to say ” We are fed up and will not take it no more.”

  3. Islandbwai says:

    Just another deal gone wrong between these criminals who call themselves police. Selling of gun and ammunition for sure. Wake up my people they are the same one that are causing all this murder on the street.

  4. LOL says:

    Distasteful man he is

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