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Apr 7, 2014

Man, who claims police brutality, charged for assaulting cop

On March thirtieth, twenty-five year old Henry Pleytes reportedly went to get two of his children from his common-law-wife, Jessica Hernandez, whom he claims, had taken them with her to a bar.  But while heading home Pleytes claims the police pulled up on him and he was beaten badly, to a point where he could barely walk.  This morning, after four days in the hospital, Pleytes was slapped with a book of charges.  He had to be assisted to the Belize City Magistrate Court by relatives, including his sister, as he could barely walk.  He appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser where he was read seven charges including three counts of Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer.  He pleaded not guilty to all charges.  Pleytes is accused of assaulting police constables: Mathias Cholom, Luis Quixaj and Diego Pech of the Ladyville Police Sub-Formation.  He was additionally charged with Harm upon PC Cholom and for Resisting Lawful Arrest.  He was additionally charged for criminal offenses involving his common-law wife, Hernandez.  In an interview with News Five, Pleytes denied the allegations made by his wife.


Henry Pleytes, Alleges Police Brutality

“Afterwards he just feel dehn di hit up ahn, with the gun butt. Ih say right in front of the pickney dehn thrown ahn to the ground and dehn start beat up ahn and put ih hand behind ih back right in front ah di pickney dehn. When the pickney deh see that, the pickney dehn jump pan ahn. Ih say police come and put the gun on the back of ih head and the next one say shoot ahn, shoot ahn. And the kids start to cry and scream and jump pan dehn pa because dehn see weh di happen. They throw ahn on top of the car and then dehn put ahn in the truck and ker ahn dah police station.”


The father of three says he has taken his case to the Ombudsman.  

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2 Responses for “Man, who claims police brutality, charged for assaulting cop”

  1. mans says:

    Maya police officers behave horrible… are the worse brutal pets in Belize… We have countless experiences….

  2. HC says:

    after reading this news i believe there is 2 side to this… Its just so sad how this man is beaten horribly to the point that he cannot walk well… i don’t think it will take 3 police officer to arrest a man who has his kids with him…i don’t believe the police story…we are all humans and some other form of punishment needs to be implemented… to the kids mother why do you take your kids to a bar?…the bar owner and the mother should be charged for allowing a mother with small kids in a the man ..leave the woman alone you will only get in trouble every time if you don’t leave her alone… just my view-every one will look at this differently..

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