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Feb 11, 2020

Corporal Arzu Vs ComPol to proceed to trial

Nazira Myles

The case of Corporal Eldon Arzu versus Commissioner of Police will proceed to trial. This morning the matter was before the court, but was adjourned until May twelfth, in order for a new trial judge to be appointed. In November of last year, Nazira Myles, attorney for President of the Police Association Corporal Eldon Arzu, made a submission on her client’s behalf to seek relief from sanctions but that application was denied. What was accepted to be tried in court was whether or not the Commissioner of Police had authority to transfer Corporal Arzu. In May 2019, Corporal Arzu was ordered to report to work in Belmopan where he had been transferred since January.  As a result of his absence from the assignment, Arzu’s salary had been frozen and would only be reactivated upon assumption of the desk job at the department’s headquarters. Attorney Nazira Myles shared brief comment with the media following today’s court proceedings.

 

Nazira Myles, Attorney for Eldon Arzu

“It had been previously before Justice Griffith on the twelfth of November and at that time she made an order for my client to file a document by the fifteenth of November. We did so. So, the matter is now trial ready. As you know she has left the jurisdiction, so it is just being called up in hopes that a judge will be assigned soon so that it be set for trial.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, when does it go back to court?”

 

Nazira Myles

“We come back to court on the twelfth of May. At that time we are hoping that judge has already been set or assigned to the matter so that we can do what is pre-trial review, which means prepare for trial.”

 

Reporter

“Are you anticipating anything on that particular day?”

 

Nazira Myles

“Other than getting directions to file the trial bundle, I feel that everything is ready for us to go to trial.”


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