Last night’s shootings point to an escalating tension among gang factions and today police were asked whether there is more being done by the department to address the situation. Already there has been an increase of police presence, particularly in Southside Belize City but the murder count keeps rising. Today ASP Alejandro Cowo said the Department has also been actively conducting mediation with gang members.
ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head, CIB Belize City
“I know that for a fact that there has been mediation amongst the group however there is only so much that the police can talk to them and open their eyes. We cannot be there with them the entire twenty four hours but I know that they have been having several meetings with the different groups to address the situation.”
Police continue investigating.