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Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 11:17 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Oscar Mira is the PUP standard-bearer for the Belmopan constituency and on Friday night, Mira was involved in a traffic accident on the George Price Highway.

On June 30, 2020, Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams informed that Mira would be charged today for failure to provide a urine and blood specimen.

Today, Mira issued a statement telling his side of the story and besides calling on the commissioner of police to retract his statement, he demanded an apology to him and the family of the police officer.

But, Mira also said that he knew running for office, at some point, he would have been a victim of a political witch-hunt.

“As a candidate for the House of Representatives, I knew that at some point I may end up the victim of a political witch hunt such as the one that seems to be unfolding. It shows that my opponent and the UDP are afraid of me and my impending victory in Belmopan. They are afraid of the steady work I have been doing and the relationship I have built with the people of Belmopan. They know their time is up, and it is very concerning that they appear to be weaponizing our police force against me. This is a practice often seen in autocratic, despotic regimes. I am very disappointed in and ashamed of Commissioner Chester Williams,” Mira stated.

And with relation to the accident, he questioned the commissioner on the license and insurance status of the vehicle as well as for the reasons why the officer was asleep in his vehicle in the middle of the road at that time of the night.

Mira also reminded that well-connected UDP frontmen faced little to no consequences when they caused the deaths of Belizeans.

“Like this administration, the police have a history of looking out for their own, and this has got to stop. Lack of accountability and playing politics with our criminal justice system has got to stop,” Mira said.

 

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