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Sep 18, 2020

Man Charged in Connection with Domestic Beat Down in Pound Yard

Police say that they have arrested and charged a man following a disturbing video that shows a woman being viciously beaten. The incident was captured a couple days ago near the Pound Yard Bridge in Belize City. Today, police say that the beat down was over a bicycle. While the woman hasn’t given a formal report, police say that they are leaning on other procedures to push this matter forward.  Here’s more from Superintendent Alejandro Cowo.

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division

“Reference that incident that went viral on social media; police was able to identify the male person who is Derrick Jones and they did an investigation and on yesterday’s date he was charged for common assault and he was before the court this morning.”

 

Reporter

“Did the female make a complaint?”

 

Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“We did speak with the female and she provided some information to the police but didn’t actually give a written statement but in this case there were other procedures that we used to continue with the matter.”

 

Reporter

“Okay, so you don’t need a virtual complainant?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“No.”

 

Reporter

“And can you speak about the relationship between the accused person and the victim?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Well, they know each other well and we understand the incident was due to a bicycle that the suspect had given to the victim and she didn’t return it to him and hence the reason he attacked the person for the bicycle.”


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