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Mar 17, 2014

Mike Menjivar files suit against GSU

In May 2011 Belmopan businessman Mike Menjivar and his family were the subjects of a search which went terribly wrong. Officers of the Gang Suppression Unit pumped dozens of bullets into Menjivar’s home before arresting the businessman and his wife. He was later exonerated of any wrongdoing, but now he wants justice for what he says was the use of unnecessary and excessive force. News Five caught up to Menjivar today as he exited the Belmopan courthouse, where he had gone to file his suit.


Mike Menjivar, Filing suit against GSU

“Actually I think it’s been a long waiting. It is almost three years now, but I got it from my lawyers yesterday, we signed them already and we are going to drop them to court. It is just a message to the government that we will get back with them to get back all our losses and damages caused to our family businesses and properties.”



“What is the estimate of what you guys think you lost after doing all the reconnaissance and assessments?”


Mike Menjivar

Mike Menjivar

“That will be on the lawyers; they are going to be on those and the estimations. We know we lost, but we don’t know exactly how much….we don’t have experience on this so the lawyers will be the ones with these decisions.”



“Do you think you have a strong case that the gang suppression unit over-stepped and they should be liable to money damages to you and your family?”


Mike Menjivar

“Well, actually definitely. Most of the questions you are asking me, the lawyers will know about it. All we know is that these people were really unprofessional and it is not only with our family, it is all over. But they make a history in the country with what they did with our family; it was way out of the normal…it was way too much.”

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2 Responses for “Mike Menjivar files suit against GSU”

  1. Lord LOL says:

    Yes sue those F***ing A**holes. I hope this lawsuit will cause them to stop abuse power and be more efficient. I am sure this will set a precedent for more persons and possible future victims to sue the Police department. People should also sue the government officials for abuse of power.

  2. Rod says:

    You are an idiot sue judas barrow fu incompetence and corruption he is the one you should be suing he is the one who gave the go ahead to try to kill you and your family.

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