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Jul 2, 2021

Police Caught on Video Kicking Unconscious Man

A disturbing video of an unconscious man being kicked, dragged and cursed at by a pair of police officers is in circulation on social media.  The short clip has raised the ire of public as the officers are seen physically abusing the individual whose hands are bound.  While the incident has caught the attention of the Belize Police Department, the matter will be handled internally by the Professional Standards Branch.  It’s a despicable act of brutality that Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy says cannot be countenanced.

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“I want to explain, first of all, we condemn that sort of behavior from any member of this department towards any member of the public.  The video itself that was captured, obviously by someone, an onlooker, shows where a man was not in a fully conscious state and he suffered what I would refer to as abuse.  I can tell you that the department has a strict policy when it comes to physical abuse of any member of the public and our Professional Standards Branch are investigating that and hopefully sometime soon, I can give you an update as to what actions will be taken if necessary.  But, like I said, we do not know what took place out there because of course, they only captured that moment and from what I have seen I can tell you that our department condemns any kind of action of this sort of nature.”


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