Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 8: 39 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the Leader of Opposition, Johnny Briceno criticized Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) Allen Whylie for the increase of police brutality within the Police Department.
Briceno told the media that the COMPOL has been in the job for a number of years and is totally incapable in addressing the structural issues that are affecting his department.
“Until we address the top, we can’t address the bottom, and the Prime Minister needs to act very quickly because people’s lives are at stake,” Briceno said.
Late last night the PUP issued a release condemning the murder of Orange Walk Town resident, Ariel Salazar, which occurred last Thursday morning at the hands of the Belize Special Assignment Group (BSAG), a unit of the Belize Police Department.
The PUP called on the Government to fully, objectively, and impartially investigate this recent attack on Salazar and bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous murder.
The PUP said that if the UDP Government is unwilling to disband the BSAG, the PUP will do so as soon as it becomes the next Government.
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