– Belize News

 Breaking News
  • TAXI-MAN STABBED BY FEMALE PASSENGER A taxi-driver of a West Street address, identified as Antonio Pech, 52, is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital from a stab wound to his neck which he sustained...
  • COUNCILOR GOODIN STRIPPED The Belize City Council on Friday morning held a press conference to announce that first-term councilor Micah Gooding has been stripped of all of his portfolios following a situation which...
  • 2 People Knocked Down On Amara Av. At approximately 8.49am this morning, 2 people were knocked down whilst crossing the street on Amara Avenue near the intersection with Dean Street. As you can see in this security...
  • Human Skull Found Near The Port Of Belize The Reporter has been reliably informed that a human skull has been found somewhere in the area of the Port of Belize. Sources say it was discovered because a dog...
  • Suspected Drug Plane Landed Late Monday Night The Burnt Remains Of A Suspected Drug Plane Was Found Tuesday Morning Feb. 19th. By Police Near Blue Creek. Information on a suspected drug plane which landed behind Blue Creek...
  • Bishop Wright ‘Highlights The Role Of The Church’ NEWSPAPER -News Staff - President of the Belize Council of Churches, Bishop Philip Wright has said that if any credible allegation of sexual abuse against a member of clergy...

No Free Pass for Interdicted Cop

No Free Pass for Interdicted Cop
February 01
22:45 2019 - REPORTER NEWSPAPER - Feb. 1st. - 

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams on Wednesday told the media that “when it comes to Police Officers, we are going to do what we need to do to ensure that there is no cover up, because you would be the same one to come back and say oh, because it’s a Police officer you didn’t charge.”

Williams was referring to interdicted cop Darrel “Tutsi” Usher and his brother, Dorian, who were arrested on Sunday following an alleged altercation between Dorian and a friend of his, who made the complaint to Police but immediately withdrew it. Still, the Usher brothers were held for two days and taken to court on Tuesday for the charges to be formally withdrawn.

Commissioner Of Police
Chester Williams

According to Police reports, the complainant had been gambling with the Ushers on Sunday when a disagreement erupted into a confrontation. A weapon was reportedly discharged during the incident and the complainant claimed to have been beaten. Police were called to the location and arrested the Ushers following the complaint.

The complainant, however, later told Police he wished to withdraw the charges yet the brothers were held in lockup, formally charged and taken to Court for the matter to be formally dismissed. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams told the media on Wednesday that he did not see the matter as frivolous, even though the complainant wished to drop the charges, especially since a gun was reportedly fired.

Williams also addressed another matter of concern for the department, the fact that Usher was in possession of a cellphone during his detention in the holding area, with which he took pictures of the horrid conditions of the infamous “piss house” that later went viral and caused a stir with the Human Rights Commission.

Williams says he has tasked the Professional Standards Branch (PSB) with investigating how a prisoner in Police custody could have a cell phone on him. “Practically he was on Facebook all day! We cannot countenance such behavior so PSB will be dealing with that issue,” Williams said.

The Commissioner ended his interview by reminding the media that Usher, on interdiction following arraignment for Drug Trafficking, is still a cop and is still subject to discipline from the Department.


search bar

Sunbright Ad





Mi Wah Panades