Posted: Monday, January 9, 2023. 5:31 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Three police officers have been arrested and charged for their involvement in the death of 25-year-old Andrew McDougal.
Police Commissioner Chester Williams confirmed a short while ago that 29-year-old John Lucas, and 25-year-old Jameel Lewis were charged for the crime of manslaughter. Police have additionally charged 23-year-old Tessa Stuart for the crime of perverting the course of justice.
All three of the officers were arraigned today where Stuart pleaded not guilty to the offense and was granted bail in the sum of $1,000 which was met.
Meanwhile, Lucas and Lewis, could not enter a plea due to the nature of the offense and they were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 27.
In December 2020, Andrew McDougal was admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital severely injured. He had reportedly been horribly brutalized by two police officers. He remained hospitalized for a week before dying of his injuries.
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