An American citizen and veteran who is currently living in the Toledo District is alleging he was abused by the authorities. Guillermo Ortiz says he was detained by the police and was incarcerated for two weeks at the Belize Central Prison without being charged. Ortiz says he has employed the services of an attorney and when we spoke to him via phone today, he indicated that he has also made a report to the Ombudsman.
Via phone: Guillermo Ortiz, claims abuse by authorities.
Ortiz alleges that when he was detained, officials took his service dog and has not returned it to him.