A volunteer of the Belize Defence Force is dead and prosecution against a police officer is pending. At around four o’clock on Sunday, twenty-year-old, Karl Wayne McNite Tillett collided into a Trail Blazer SUV on George Price Drive in Dangriga Town. According to reports Assistant Superintendent of Police, Santiago Isauro Patt was driving his SUV and upon making a left turn onto Unity Street, the BDF volunteer collided with the front passenger door. Tillett was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital but died whilst undergoing treatment. Spokesman for police department, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, says that a notice of intended prosecution has been served to ASP Patt who, at the time, was in the company of Sergeant, Holly Vasquez.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “There was a traffic accident that involved Assistant Superintendent of Police Pot. He was driving somewhere around George Price Drive in his personal vehicle accompanied by a Sergeant of Police when the victim in this accident was driving a motorbike collided into the passenger side of Mr.Pot’s vehicle, received head injuries, was transported to the Southern Regional where he succumbed to his injuries. Mr.Pot has fully cooperated, has been served with a notice of intended prosecution and he voluntarily gave his urine and blood sample. That’s it as far as we have for now. I know that this morning the officers will read what they have put together so far in regards to statement and we will see whether or not any charges or when charges would be levied against Mr.Pot. Like I mentioned it was in his personal Chevy Trailblazer and as a commander in a district we must be on duty at all times. Official duty would be a difference.”