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Jun 5, 2014

Matura-Shepherd Says Police Disrespected her Clients

Audrey Matura-Shepherd

On Wednesday afternoon, five employees of Yhony Rosado’s Cave-tubing.com were arrested as they returned tourists to the Fort Street Tourism Village.  The men were detained pending an ongoing investigation into the assault of twenty-three-year-old Vitalino Reyes Junior last Thursday at Long Island Bar.  While the men were reportedly not present at the establishment at the time of the incident they were still detained nonetheless.  Today, attorney for Yhony Rosado, Audrey Matura-Shepherd told the media that her clients were disrespected by the arresting officers.

 

Audrey Matura-Shepherd, Attorney for Yhony Rosado

“The situation with Yhony Rosado and his Cave-tubing is tragic because there is tragedy on both sides.  There’s a person who clearly suffered some kind of injury that has left him in a coma for a while, I am told that he is out now and there are people on the other side who are being wrongly accused and who are seeking to cooperate with the police but we are not getting the headway that we would want, in the sense that while we have complained to the Bureau of Standards, I have spoken to one of the officers there that they need to look into what happened from the moment that young man left the bar to when an hour and a half later he ended up in the hospital.  They need to look into what may have transpired because all the evidence, everybody who you speak to at that bar, everybody that was there will tell you that both of them walked out of that bar, yes albeit staggering because they were both highly intoxicated but they were not unconscious, none of them.  And so that’s one aspect, the other aspect is that to me there is a lack of the type of investigation I would want to see in that yesterday the police waited for the employees to reach with the tourists in their tour buses at the Tourism Village, and I think as an act to show that they are in charge and to embarrass my clients they showed up their to detain them.  Now those officers know that I am the attorney for those people, had they given me a call and say bring in your clients I would have brought them, they are not running from anything.  What was tragic was that when I went to the police station five of the employees were detained, I mean these men wanted to leave, they said, imagine just because we are caught in a crossfire between two big entities we are being punished and dragged in here.  Police have their statements that they were not there but that doesn’t matter.  I spoke to one of the sergeants that’s dealing with the case and he told me that, so I asked him what’s the update and he told me that we are going to hold them there and I asked well is there any new evidence, he says well we are investigating.  So I said I thought you would investigate then you would arrest people.  He told me plain we have forty-eight hours to keep them.”

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2 Responses for “Matura-Shepherd Says Police Disrespected her Clients”

  1. Louisville, Ky. says:

    Lord have mercy! We have a bunch of numb skulls and crooks in key decision making positions all over the entire country of Belize. The Police boys detained and inconvenienced these men while on the job, so that they may conduct their investigations, thus putting the proverbial cart before the horse. I would not be too surprised to learn that they wipe their butts too before using the toilet. Bunch a idiots!
    These are some of the things that would make me feel embarrassed to say that I am a Belizean when talking to foreigners.

  2. tigereyez says:

    go join the force if its so easy idiot! police cant do their job cause of ppl like u

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