Over the past few days several reports have been made to the Corozal Police Department indicating that police officers are involved in the confiscation of property without the proper procedure being followed. In simple words they are stealing from citizens. For Officer Commanding the Corozal Police Formation, Andrew Ramirez, this is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated.


Screen_Shot_2014-08-22_at_6.11.39_PMAndrew Ramirez – OC Corozal


“It is a very disturbing aspect in regards to making a complaint of, not only police officers but there are other agencies that have been accused of taking away properties and it must be guided that it is theft at the end of the day, whenever you cease a property (1) you must issue the person with some kind of receipt or certain kind of proof that it is coming part of government property even a Custom Officer taking away items they must give you a receipt, we had a complaint just recently and when the lady came in on Monday and reported that the police took away properties I immediately got annoyed because I thought it was my officers who constantly on a weekly base I inform that I will not support it and most of it if you want to refer poor people and these are people that stretch their dollars and I mean you take away these items for what, keep it to yourself , no, whenever the government agents cease anything they cease on behalf of the government and there is process that must occur for it to be accepted under the government properties, if an officer takes it away from an individual and keep it to himself that is theft.”

 

So, the next time your property is being confiscated by officers make sure that you are given a proper receipt if not it is recommend that you reported the matter to police.


Andrew Ramirez – OC Corozal


“I want to remind the community to know your rights, any officer that takes away anything from you please get as much detail information governing that officer or officers, license plate of their vehicles that they came in and report it, if it is something that happened in  Orange Walk report it to Superintendent Arnold and if it happens here in Corozal please do so and report to Andrew Ramirez Officer in Charge because we need to stop it,  a lot of time people do not know their rights.”


Currently, several police officers are under investigation.

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