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Police constable under investigation after firing firearm in public

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A police constable is currently under scrutiny of the law as an incriminating video has surfaced with him firing several shots outside an Orange Walk nightclub on Guadalupe Street. However, as investigations are being conducted, PC Michael Patten revealed to investigators that his actions were solely a result of an altercation that transpired within the club. As Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett expounded on the incident involving Patten, he recounted that the men involved in the altercation, were known to police.

ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “As a result one of those persons was beaten up and suffered some facial injuries. According to PC Patnett when he was escorting that person to his vehicle in order to transport that person to the hospital as a result of those that were around and he feared that he would have been attacked by those crowd he pulled out his service issued 9mm pistol and fired several rounds.”

Myvett further clarifies that investigations are ongoing into the incident with Patten.

ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “This officer was brought in as a part of the investigation and the weapon is withheld so at this point in time there is a certainty that he will be dealt with disciplinarily; I do not know at this point where the investigation will lead otherwise. We are also of the opinion that he could have called for assistance and there was another officer within the same establishment whom he could have called upon for assistance.”

 

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