By BBN Staff:The Belize
Network of NGOs (BNN) today issued a release expressing supports for
the statement issued by the Human Rights Commission of Belize (HRCB)
condemning the rogue actions of the police officer involved in
viciously beating a civilian in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
also join in expressing our disappointment at the accompanying officers
who did not appear to intervene to stop the violent attack delivered to
the civilian,” BNN stated.
reiterates the HRCB’s demand that a criminal investigation be launched
into the actions of the police officer as well as against the male in
civilian attire who inflicted his own assault on the detained
“We maintain that the rogue actions of the police officer does
not mitigate nor exclude any criminal acts committed by the victim of
his assault before the incident and any such action should be met with
the full weight of the law,” it added.
BNN says that the police department has an extremely challenging job to
preserve law and order, and we must all support them to do their job
if the Police Department is to expect community support, it should go
without saying that they must abide by the same laws that they are sworn
to protect, the statement added.