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Jun 6, 2017

D.P.P. on Pakeman: Botched Investigation; Premature Dismissal of Charges

Dorian Pakeman

In a surprise statement, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal has made scathing remarks against those who mismanaged the investigation of Dorian Pakeman, the Director of the Government Press Office.  In what turned out to be a sensational turn of events, Pakeman walked into a magistrate court on the morning of May twenty-sixth and walked out having been freed of the single charge of causing death by careless conduct when his vehicle hit and killed forty-five-year old mechanic Dean Dawson on March thirtieth last year.  It took the Ladyville police nine months to investigate and bring the single charge against Pakeman. During the course of the investigation, police publicly revealed that there was tampering with evidence when a lab test on Dawson’s blood showed alcohol content way above the level that any human being can have in their system.  Another revelation was that Pakeman’s blood at the time of the accident, had traces of cocaine; this was revealed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Edward Broaster.  D.P.P. Vidal has come out publicly in a newspaper interview to say that not only was the investigation botched, but there is negligence in respect of the court hearing which resulted in charges being withdrawn.  Vidal points out that no legal procedure was followed at the Preliminary Inquiry in court number two where the new law requires that advanced notice be given to the prosecution before any submissions can be made to the presiding magistrate.  An added twist what was that one of the several common-law-wives turned out in court with a letter requesting the court to dismiss charges. But as the Vidal points out, Sherla Adolphus has no authority in a traffic death case to request that a charge be withdrawn.

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1 Response for “D.P.P. on Pakeman: Botched Investigation; Premature Dismissal of Charges”

  1. Clue says:

    Wow! At least you had the guts and the “JUEVOS” to come out and say something. Absolutely no word from the politicians nor anyone else had anything to say. I decried Sharon Frazier , and she’s my friend, after she made that decision, with no advice to the prosecution to refile after they got their mess right, etc. As I’ve said before(as well as our older folks), God doesn’t sleep. Not to put the victim of this accident in a bad light, but Mr. Dawson got away with something similar to this years ago, an incident that is tantamount to homicide, if the dumb ass cops had any education or had an inkling of how to do their jobs. Those of us who knew of the incident and the circumstances surrounding it knew that it wasn’t an accident. Mr. Dawson didn’t know that his fate would have been sealed in the same fashion. God takes us out in all forms and fashions and no matter what amount of money we have saved or have hustled, it can’t save us from sickness, especially with the outdated and inferiorly made medication that Belize’s doctors administers. There’s some illnesses that give us seizures and also cause a Transient Ischemic Attack (in layman’s terms a Stroke), without warning and a lot of times in our sleep. God is a just God and he’s a loving and also a VENGEFUL God. As for Ms. Adolphus, poor lady, she doesn’t know better because of her ignorance and illiteracy. A few dollars thrown her way by the hustling of Pakeman have skewed her judgment. A few of us sat up last night, as we normally do upon visiting Belize and talked about the level of ignorance and illiteracy in that country; the kids failing miserably, the mentality of grown folks who see you and think that they’re entitled to what you have because you’ve tried to make your life better. You hear you’re “playing what you aren’t”, you think you’re white and you’re better than anyone else. What a lot of them failed to realize is that when they’re sitting down on their asses jumping up going to every concert and trying to wear the latest fashion, a lot of us who have made something for ourselves, were getting up at 3am or 4 am to study or trying to get at somebody’s job. Even with my level of education and profession, I still experience racism because a lot of these white folks think that a black man isn’t supposed to be educated nor making six figures. They try to offer you less money than your white counterparts and try to make you do the menial jobs. To top it all off, since last year’s elections where Trump won, a lot of these bigots have become embolden and want to tell you what they want. You will hear the news though because it will be coming straight out of New York that I knocked one of their asses out. I make absolutely no excuses to anyone for my achievements and the work my parents put in to educate us. Unfortunately, in our discussion last night, an incident came up from last year, which gave some in the Belizean and our church community in New York a black eye. The conversation came up of this young lady and her family from Belmopan who works at a financial institution who attempted to sue the facility where her mother was admitted after being brought up from Belize gravely ill. It has still left a sour taste in our mouths, especially after the support we tried to give. But, we understand the mentality of a lot and how we try to live a lifestyle and a lie, because we also saw copies of receipts where she was collecting money for someone and stole a few thousand dollars. We hear stories like this coming from Belize a lot and wonder at times if it’s even worth assisting anyone through any type of aid or organization. Belize has become a society of lazy, entitled people who feel that you’re supposed to do something for them because it appears to them that you’ve made it. I digress

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