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Nov 9, 2016

Orange Walk Police Face Charges of Brutality on Guinea Grass Man

The family of a construction worker from Guinea Grass, Orange Walk District, twenty-year old Hugo Noh, claims he was badly beaten by the village police officer in the presence of several witnesses. The officer was said to be drinking with friends in front of Zeng Zeng Store in the village. As he drove by, Noh, the father of a toddler, was stopped by the officer who reportedly forcibly removed the key from the vehicle’s ignition and ordered Noh and three occupants out of the vehicle. This resulted in a back and forth with both sides using obscene language. But the police reportedly also used his service revolver to administer a beat down of Noh who was left unconscious and bleeding. Friends rushed him to the Northern Regional Hospital where he received stitches for six wounds to the head and over the right eye. Noh was released on Tuesday afternoon, but is unable to work. Family members who visited the Orange Walk Police to give reports of the incident claimed they were rebuffed. They say that Noh will be making a report to the Disciplinary Tribunal of the police department and a formal complaint to the Ombudsman office. Additionally, Noh will be suing the officer and the department.

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