Reporter for Love News, Vejea Alvarez was arrested and assaulted this morning by Orange Walk Police. Our news team was in the town to cover a protest by the nurses at the Northern Regional Hospital when the security guard alerted the Police. The Police responded and after reasoning with the officers failed, reporter Alvarez was escorted off the compound but not before being pushed by Sergeant Cobb. Once Alvarez was off the compound, the situation escalated further when the Police officer threatened the reporter and arrested on false charges of assault on a police officer. Alvarez who did not resist arrest was then taken in the police mobile to the station. On the way to the station, Alvarez was punched in the chest and one of the officers tightened the handcuffs, leaving scratch marks and abrasions to his wrist. The entire situation was called on camera and Hipolito Novelo pieces the events together including the exact moment when Sergeant Cobb lied.
Later in the news, we will tell you about what happened during the protest in the north.