Sickly PR man reportedly denied phone call, medication and shower since in local custody

Alexis Perez

Alexis Perez, the Puerto Rican businessman who was not long ago held at the Beef Island airport with $39,800 hard cash stashed in his private belongings, has claimed that he has not taken a tub, brushed his teeth, adjusted dresses or spoken to his family in 6 times.

Perez appeared just before the Magistrate’s Court docket on Wednesday afternoon and knowledgeable Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards by using an interpreter that he was also struggling from diabetes and hypertension and has been not able to source medicine for his sickness.

In response, the Senior Magistrate claimed even even though the accused male is in custody of community regulation enforcement, his essential human legal rights will have to be upheld. 

Crown’s response

Magistrate Richards then questioned the Crown about the Spanish-talking man’s claims.

An legal professional in the business of the Department of Community Prosecutions replied that whilst she could neither ensure nor deny the statements, info from a senior police officer is that the accused man’s baggage containing his apparel and other possessions are at the Highway City Law enforcement Station (RTPS).

The prosecutor even further stated he was explained to by the senior officer that police have been created mindful of his medical issue.

As it relates to creating a cellular phone connect with — which is his ideal — the Crown Counsel mentioned Perez had refused to give his cellphone password to the police, who had been willing to facilitate him. She, nonetheless, claimed that Perez experienced experimented with to reset the telephone to factory options when he was handed his cellphone.

The cellular phone was subsequently taken from him simply because it was thought that there were sure items on the device that could be applicable to his case. The Crown, nonetheless, admitted to the court that the RTPS experienced a landline system.

In relation to the other statements, the Crown counsel stated the custodians at the RTPS are the kinds who really should be allowed to respond to the questions, but they have been not present in court docket.

Feasible lawsuit

Justice of the peace Richards claimed if Perez’s statements are confirmed to be a point, this could result in a lawsuit towards the territory.

Prior to Perez was returned to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, the magistrate reported it is her hope that he is granted all that he necessitates which include a ‘long warm shower’ and heaps of toothpaste.

She then chastised the RVIPF for their alleged maltreatment of the accused Puerto Rican.

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