Police Commissioner Supports Charges in Ayana’s Case Amid Public Dissatisfaction
While the PM is calling for murder charges, the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is sticking with the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Yesterday, Williams commented on Ayana’s placement in Spanish Lookout and the perceived safety that came along with it. He says that while the public may not be satisfied with the charges brought against the couple, there is little that can be done to fulfill their wishes.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “I think it would have been an ideal fit yes. It would take them out of the environment on southside Belize City which one would deem to be conducive to getting involved into gangs or other criminal activities. So I would have welcomed that. I think that it would have been a fresher environment for the child to grow. So I don’t see anything wrong in Human Services having granted the adoption of the child to the people in Spanish Lookout. I believe it’s a good idea. I’m not the DPP. The DPP I must say is a person of good temperament and good judgment whatever charges she decides on we are going to proceed. I can tell you though she’s not the type who is going to act on public pressure, she’s going to act based on the evidence that is before her. So whenever she gets all the evidence she decides and then we go from there.”