New detention images of Henriquez surface in court

New detention images of Henriquez surface in court

Posted on 11/13/2017 11:54 am AST | Updated on 11/13/2017 11:55 am AST

SCHIPHOL – New images of the controversial detention of Aruba national Mitch Henriquez in 2015 in The Netherlands, surfaced during a criminal court case in Schiphol on Monday. The handling prosecuting officer denied knowledge of the images presented. The images are originals obtained by the family’s private detective, attorney Richard Korver told the court. The images (both video and audio) are clear and audible, unlike previous images used in the past, says Korver.

THE CASE

Months after the initial case was postponed, the criminal proceedings against two (of 5) Dutch police officers suspected in the death of the Aruban, continued. “The national detective department even made a bad summation of the images, that cant be used. The new images clearly show how Henriquez face turned purple during the detention, and puzzled police officers facing each other. The family attorney entered the new images as evidence, but couldn’t convince the court to postpone the court proceedings. Sentencing is set for November 20th 2017. Henriquez died in the summer of 2015, after being detained by police officials who thought the Aruban national carried a weapon. “He said he was carrying a 52 caliber weapon” one of the officer on trial testified Monday. Henriquez was asked to leave the area, but chose to return instead and confront the police. He was then detained, but died a day later.

Source: Ret Karibense , author Natasja Gibbs

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