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Jun 30, 2020

PC Zuniga Steals $400 from Man in Detention at Police Station

Roy Zuniga

Another cop is in hot water tonight and this time he’s from the San Ignacio Formation. Police Constable Roy Zuniga reportedly stole four hundred dollars in cash from a person who was detained at the police station. Investigators were able to recover the money and later charged Zuniga with theft and placed him on interdiction.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“There was a prisoner who was detained in San Ignacio and, police as would the norm, took possession of the prisoner’s property which included some money. It was placed prisoner property section and the constable went and pushed his hand through a window and took the money that belonged to the prisoner. He was detained and he was pushed until he led the police to where he had buried the money right around the station. So, the money was recovered. I directed that he be arrested and charged for theft and he has since been interdicted from duty.  Sometimes it is rather frustrating. At the end of the day we are dealing with human beings and human behavior differs based on individuals. So as much as it could be demoralizing at times, I try to look at the glass half full instead of half empty in the sense that yes while we have a few officers who continue to do foolishness, for the most part our officers are well behaved, hard-working, committed and dedicated. So, we try to focus on that and at the end of the day the best we can do is to identify those who do not have the character. They are manifesting themselves daily and do what we can to go get rid of them.”

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