Police Officer acquitted of shooting death

vlcsnap-2013-07-23-08h07m54s10030 year old Police officer Lazaro Catch  was acquitted in the Supreme Court today in connection with the controversial murder/shooting death of a Jamaican national living in Belize, identified as O’Neil Anthony Jones, aka “Jew”.  Jones was allegedly shot by a police officer on February 13, 2010, more than three years ago and today, the second police officer accused of being involved in his death was.  At the time of the incident, according to witnesses, Jones was riding on his bicycle when police were called in to the area after an alleged misunderstand at a bar in the Lord’s Bank area.  It is not certain what really transpired but the police were apparently told that a man was seen with a gun and that man fitted the description of Jones. Police claim that Jones was seen with what appeared to be a gun but the object later turned out to be a tool.   A witness for the prosecution claimed she was standing near the pan of the police vehicle when she heard a slim built police officer tell a fat police officer to “shoot”.  That’s when Jones was shot once to the back. She failed to give a name or identify PC Catch in her description of the officers. Today, Mayor Darrell Bradley in his no case submission to the court argued and submitted that, it was very essential and important that the prosecution prove the crime was committed by the accused, PC Catch, his client. The prosecution could not prove it was Catch who fired the shot. The judge directed the jury to return a not guilty verdict for lack of evidence.

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