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Three Cops face trial for March 2016 killing of San Pedro Bartender

Police Constables Jahsimir Cob, Romelio Logan and Reydel Teck are facing trial following the death of Edwin Ixpatac (ish-pa-tack) on March 3, 2016, in San Pedro.  The 30-year-old bartender was drinking at a pier near Banyan Bay and it was reported that he went into the water.  The officers appeared on the scene and demanded that he come out.  He was detained, despite having an injury and he was then beaten by the officers. Ixpatac died on March 7, 2016, from those injuries.  More than six years later, the policemen accused of putting the beatdown that killed Ixpatac, saw their trial begin on Monday before Justice Ricardo Sandcroft.  Yesterday, a total of six witness statements were read into evidence.  Riis Cattouse is representing the DPP’s office while Oscar Selgado is the attorney on record for Cob, Logan and Teck.  The trial continues on Monday and as the matter proceeds, the officers remain on interdiction from the Police Department but are out on bail for a manslaughter charge.  Ixpatac, originally from Cayo District, was a bartender at Holiday Hotel.  At the time of his death, the 30-year-old was planning a birthday celebration for his daughter, who was about to turn four. The autopsy, according to reports at the time, determined that Ixpatac died from a blunt injury to the head, something investigators reported he received while detained by San Pedro Police.