Officer accountable for prisoner’s escape

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Posted: January 27, 2016. 10:23 a.m. CST.

By BMG Staff: An internal investigation has been launched at the Benque Viejo Police station to hold an police investigationofficer accountable for neglect of duty after it was discovered that a prisoner escaped from his holding cell yesterday morning.

At around 11:00 a.m., checks were made at holding cell number three where Denis Alberto Nunez Gamez, a 36-year-old Honduran national was being kept but it was found empty and searches conducted were unsuccessful in locating the escaped man.

It was determined that Gamez escaped due to an unlocked padlock, for which disciplinary action will be taken against the officer who is found to have left it open.

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