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

Alexis Perez

Alexis Perez, the Puerto Rican businessman who was just lately held at the Beef Island airport with $39,800 funds stashed in his private possessions, has claimed that he has not taken a bathtub, brushed his tooth, modified clothes or spoken to his family in 6 times.

Perez appeared ahead of the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon and informed Senior Justice of the peace Tamia Richards via an interpreter that he was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension and has been unable to resource medication for his illness.

In reaction, the Senior Justice of the peace explained even even though the accused person is in custody of neighborhood law enforcement, his standard human legal rights ought to be upheld. 

Crown’s reaction

Magistrate Richards then questioned the Crown about the Spanish-speaking man’s statements.

An attorney in the office of the Division of Community Prosecutions replied that when she could neither confirm nor deny the statements, details from a senior law enforcement officer is that the accused man’s baggage made up of his clothing and other possessions are at the Road City Law enforcement Station (RTPS).

The prosecutor further claimed he was advised by the senior officer that police have been created aware of his health care ailment.

As it relates to making a mobile phone connect with — which is his suitable — the Crown Counsel said Perez had refused to give his cellphone password to the law enforcement, who ended up ready to aid him. She, however, claimed that Perez had attempted to reset the cellular phone to manufacturing unit options when he was handed his phone.

The mobile phone was subsequently taken from him for the reason that it was believed that there were particular matters on the unit that could be relevant to his scenario. The Crown, nevertheless, admitted to the court docket that the RTPS experienced a landline system.

In relation to the other statements, the Crown counsel stated the custodians at the RTPS are the ones who ought to be permitted to remedy the thoughts, but they have been not current in court docket.

Possible lawsuit

Magistrate Richards stated if Perez’s statements are verified to be a reality, this could result in a lawsuit towards the territory.

Ahead of Perez was returned to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, the justice of the peace reported it is her hope that he is granted all that he involves such as a ‘long heat shower’ and plenty of toothpaste.

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

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