Belize Police Charged for Beating Prisoner

In prison abuse on March 30, 2008 at 10:41 am

In Belize, prisoner Kevin Dawson has alleged that two police officers beat him with clubs while he was being held in a cell at the Queen Street Police Station.

Dawson, who was recently recaptured after he escaped lawful custody earlier this month, sustained injuries to his face, head, leg and arms.

The two officers, police constables Alister Casey and John Myvette were charged with Wounding and arraigned in Court where they pled not guilty. Both were released on $1,000.00 bail and are to re-appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 7th May, 2008.

Media in Belize have quoted Assistant Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, as saying that the two officers will almost certainly face disciplinary charges from the Police Force of Prejudice as well as Unwarrantable force to a prisoner in custody.

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