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Jun 20, 2019

Investigation Continues into Deadly Beating of Nestor Vasquez Jr.

The Commissioner of Police also gave an update on the deadly beating of Nestor Vasquez Junior. The sixty-year-old mental health patient was in police custody when he was fatally attacked by Collin Francis Junior inside a jail cell. The case made headlines and questioned the protocols and training of officers when dealing with mental health patients.  Only a few days before, Francis Junior was detained for stabbing Matron Augustina Elijio, a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Port Loyola Health Centre. ComPol Williams has gone on record to say that the department will take blame; four officers have also been placed on interdiction. So where is the investigation?

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The investigators are still putting the case file together. The last I checked was yesterday and they were still trying to locate some of the other persons who were detained in the adjacent cell to be able to get from them whatever they may have seen prior to and during the occurrence of the particular incident. So the investigation is pretty much ongoing and as soon as the investigators have recorded all the statements and put together the necessary evidence, then we will be sending the file over to the D.P.P. for her determination on the matter.”


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