The Belize Police Department issues press release on the death of Dyandre Chee; cops involved detained pending investigation
The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon Kareem Musa and the Commissioner of Police extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Dyandre Chee following his untimely death.
The Commissioner of Police has dispatched a team of senior investigators headed by Superintendent Gerald Jones to investigate this incident properly. So far, the team has canvassed the entire pursuit route, looking for expended shells and surveillance footage to ascertain or dispel the officers’ account of the incident. The officers involved in the pursuit are detained pending the outcome of the investigation. Investigators have also interviewed and recorded statements from several witnesses. Later today, they will be reviewing surveillance cameras along the pursuit route. The Criminal Investigation file will be compiled and forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for review and necessary direction. The concurrent internal investigation will determine if there was any breach of Department Policies. These include our Pursuit and Human Rights and Use of Force Policies. The Commissioner of Police assures Mr. Chee’s family and the general public of a complete and transparent investigation into this matter. He is also asking anyone with information pertinent to this investigation to please come forward. This is the only way we can properly investigate this incident, leaving no stone unturned and ensuring that if the officers’ actions are unjustified, they are held accountable. Timely updates on the progress of the investigation will be provided to the family, the media and the general public.