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Corozal Man Left in Police Van Dies

Public condemnation continues to rain on the Belize Police Department following the shocking death of 20-year-old Derrick Uh. Uh was at the San Joaquin Village fiesta when he was detained by Corozal police early on Sunday morning. After being detained, he was kept in the police prison van and then taken to the Corozal Police Station. While the officers got out of the van, they left Uh inside the van where his body was found decomposing. Police Commissioner Chester Williams says the officers forgot about Uh- it’s an excuse that the Uh Family is not accepting. Hipolito Novelo reports. 

Uh’s sister wrote on Facebook saying in part (quote) “My little brother was just a young man full of life. I know sometimes he was in problems but he just never did something that bad to deserve to be killed that way. If he did something wrong, why they didn’t report him and just put him in jail and let us know[?]” She adds (quote) “My brother suffered and he even took off his clothes and was trying to survive. He was left there wors[e] than an animal. With what excuse they will come now?” (end of quote)