fbpx
Belize Weather: Showers over most areas as tropical wave passes
July 20, 2021
Forest Department Inaugurates Rehabilitated Facilities in Mountain Pine Ridge
July 20, 2021

Belize Progressive Party joins public in calling for justice for Laddie Gillett

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2021. 8:01 am CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) has joined the ever-growing number of individuals and organizations calling for justice for Laddie Gillett, the 14-year-od boy shot dead by police last week.

The BPP issued a statement today, offering its sincere condolences to Gillett’s family and condemning recurrent incidents of police brutality, stressing that too often victims do not receive justice for the abuses suffered.

“The Belize Progressive Party calls on the Minister of National Security to examine the long-standing Culture of Abuse in the Police Force which results in the death, maiming and injury citizens, as well as the diminished charges assigned to Officers involved by their colleagues – the scandalously low rate of successful prosecution of said Officers, and the light sentences accorded to the few that would be found guilty,” the BPP said.

The party also called on the Government of Belize to Convene a Commission of Inquiry into Gillett’s death and for the relevant Ministry to embark on a comprehensive process of meaningful reform of the Belize Police Department to ensure that public order can be discharged efficiently and that trust can be realized between the police and the communities they serve.

Yesterday, the official autopsy report said that Gillett died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Comments

 

Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt marketing@breakingbelizenews.com оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.

 

© 2021, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • Christmas Galen Ad (Revised)
  • larry waight
  • Christmas Galen Ad (Revised)

Warning: Undefined array key 0 in /home/lary0825/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cardoza-facebook-like-box/cardoza_facebook_like_box.php on line 924